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Will Birmingham Pass A Law Protecting The Lgbtq Community?

The Birmingham City Hall is shown in Birmingham, Ala., Monday, August 5, 2013. (Mark Almond/malmond@al.com)

Equality Alabama is asking Birmingham to join more than 200 cities and counties around the nation and pass an ordinance protecting the LGBTQ community from discrimination.

"LGBTQ people in Birmingham are being discriminated against and have no legal protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations, Equality Alabama executive director Alex Smith said in a statement. "That means you can get married on Saturday then on Monday be fired from your job, evicted from your home, or denied service because you’re LGBTQ. No one should be discriminated against because of who they are or whom they love."

The organization, who addressed the Birmingham City Council during its regular me...

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