- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Martinsburg City Council is considering a proposal that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s nondiscrimination law.

Multiple media outlets report that a 30-day public comment period on the proposed amendment began Thursday.

The proposed amendment to the city’s Human Rights Act would add sexual orientation and gender identity to a list of protected groups. The existing list includes race, religion, color, national origin, sex, ancestry, age, blindness and handicap. The law prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing.

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