Fayetteville, Ark passed an ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people. The Ark Supreme Court struck it down.

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Arkansas Democrats introduced a bill to provide statewide non-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

The bill filed Wednesday comes less than a week after the state Supreme Court struck down a Fayetteville ordinance banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The court ruled that the city ordinance violated a state law preventing cities and counties from enacting discrimination protections on a basis not covered in state law. Fayetteville was among several cities that passed anti-discrimination ordinances in response to the 2015 law.

AP

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