Stevens initiated Baldwin City's nondiscrimination ordinance extending protection to all citizens.

“I am proud to have initiated the non-discrimination ordinance to our governing body for consideration.” Baldwin City council president A.J. Stevens said, “It adds protection for real or perceived race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, familial status, and veteran status of any person.”



Baldwin City, Kan. – Oct. 15 – Baldwin City became the second Douglas County city to pass a non-discrimination ordinance.


The Baldwin City Council unanimously approved the ordinance on October 15th.


The new ordinance prohibits discrimination on the basis of real or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, familial status, or veteran status.


“I am proud to have presented the non-discrimination ordinance to the governing body for consideration.” council president A.J. Stevens said, “It adds protection for real or perceived race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, familial status, and veteran status of any person.”


It also provides for a way to investigate complaints of such discrimination and enforce the new ordinance.


The rationale for adopting the ordinance was to ensure both LGBTQ community members and veterans receive the same protection from discrimination as other protected classes “while state and federal laws remain to be interpreted and/or amended.”


State and federal law already protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status and familial status.



Click to read Baldwin City's NDO.


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