"It's adding two words, sexual orientation, to a laundry list of conditions that the city cannot hire or fire based upon," Shadid said.
Council members deferred the vote for several weeks so they could research the issue. On[e] councilman argued the addition is unnecessary because no such discrimination issue exists in Oklahoma City.The best explanation for the need for this addition is that offered in the city council meeting by Dr. Shadid. This is eleven minutes of video that is well worth watching.
Thanks to Joe My God for the heads up. Thanks, too, to Doug Loudenback who encouraged me to post this.