HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Hutchinson voters are likely to face dueling questions on whether to repeal or expand a law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The Reno County Clerk’s office has certified that petitions submitted last week by opponents and supporters of the ordinance each had sufficient valid signatures.
One petition seeks to repeal an ordinance passed by the city council in June. Supporters want to expand the limited protections included in the ordinance.
Hutchinson City Manager John Deardoff says the City Council will consider the petitions Sept. 4. The council can either adopt the conflicting changes or agree to put the issue to a public vote within another 90 days.
The Hutchinson Daily News reports the timeline would allow the issue to be on the November general election ballot.