City Passes Ordinance On Discrimination

A hotly contested ordinance has passed the Cincinnati City Council by an eight-to-one vote.

The ordinance was designed to protect gays, lesbians, bi-sexual and transgendered people from discrimination primarily for employment and for housing reasons.

The nine member committee heard many people speak in favor of the proposed ordinance on Tuesday.  No one who took out a controversial full-page ad in yesterday's Cincinnati Enquirer shaming the members of city council primarily for the ordinance spoke to council.

The lone "no" vote was submitted by member Chris Monzel who wants legislation passed protecting all citizens from discrimination.

FOX19 News will have a full story tonight on the 10 o'clock news.

Report: FOX19 News