Memphis council to vote on gay rights issue

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Memphis City Council is scheduled to take up second and final reading of a proposal to extend gay rights.

According to The Commercial Appeal, fewer than a half-dozen black ministers showed up Sunday afternoon at a rally in support of the measure. Pastor Rosalyn Nichols of Freedom's Chapel Christian Church was disappointed. She said African-American residents know what it feels like to me marginalized and she feels the paltry showing marginalizes others.

At the City Council meeting Tuesday, members will vote on whether to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the ordinance that bans discrimination in city employment because of age, ethnicity, national origin and disability.

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