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Fayetteville to weigh nondiscrimination resolution

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Fayetteville Town Council voted to draft and consider an anti-discrimination resolution Thursday after an emotional outcry from the business community.

The proposed measure was meant to combat the negative national publicity West Virginia received over the Legislature’s failed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allowed individuals a legal pathway to circumvent federal nondiscrimination laws.

The Fayetteville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Fayetteville Business Association spoke out against the proposed state law, and several business owners spoke in strong support of a local-level ordinance at Thursday’s council meeting.

Councilwoman Sharon Cruikshank asked for council to allow City Attorney Carl Harris to draft an ordinance for consideration at the April council meeting…

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