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Texas: Plano adds LGBT protections

PLANO, Texas -- After listening to more than an hour of public testimony, the Plano City Council voted 5-3 Monday to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Plano, Texas’ ninth-largest city, becomes at least the sixth in the state to ban anti-LGBT discrimination.

City Manager Bruce Glasscock said the council has been discussing the issue on some level for about 10 years, and recently determined that the city’s nondiscrimination policies were out of date.

“These changes I believe are reflective of the values of Plano as a diverse, inclusive community that values and respects the rights of all of our citizens,” Glasscock said.

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