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story.lead_photo.caption STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Laura Johnson, field technician with the Washington County Election Commission, prepares supervisor notebooks, information and ballot boxes Monday at the Washington County Election Commission in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — The city’s Civil Rights Administration ordinance was repealed in a special election Tuesday.

According to final but unofficial results from the Washington County Election Commission, 7,523 voters (52 percent) cast ballots in favor of repeal of the contentious ordinance compared to 7,040 voters (48 percent) who voted against repeal.

The ordinance, which the City Council approved Aug. 20 in an effort to prohibit local acts of discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity and a number of other characteristics, will not take effect.

Voter turnout was 29 percent, according to figures from the commission.

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    December 9, 2014 at 9:09 p.m.

    Good day for the Christofascist Talibangelicals.

    Bad day for liberty and justice.

  • FreeSpiritMan
    December 9, 2014 at 11:13 p.m.

    Exactly, the talibangelicals of Arkansas show their racist/discriminatory side for the whole country to see. The South has never stood for liberty, freedom and justice for all, why should it start now.