Scottsdale Becomes 8th AZ City With LGBTQ Protections

The Associated Press reports:

The city of Scottsdale has voted to approve a non-discrimination ordinance, becoming the eighth city in Arizona to provide protections to members of the LGBTQ community and other groups.

The Scottsdale City Council unanimously passed the ordinance on Tuesday protecting residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, public places and housing.

The ordinance will take effect on May 20 and apply to all elected and appointed city officials, employees and volunteers and all contractors, vendors and consultants of the city.

Read the full article. None of this would be necessary if Republicans and evangelicals weren’t blocking the Equality Act. But still, yay for Scottsdale, population 259,000.