Petitions Against Salina Ordinance Delivered

By: AP posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP posted by Amanda Lanum

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Opponents have turned in petitions seeking to repeal a Salina ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Members of Awaken Salina cheered and applauded Tuesday after the city clerk finished going through the petition, which contained more than 2,300 signatures. The group needed only 1,297 verified signatures.

Awaken Salina started circulating the petitions in June after city commissioners passed the amendment.

Saline County Clerk Don Merriman said he expects his staff to be done verifying the signatures by early next week.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/NEYIr8 ) the city commission will have 20 days to act on the petition. If the commission denies the repeal, the issue must be put up for a vote within 90 days.

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Information from: The Salina Journal, http://www.salina.com


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