Tempe residents vote on landmark decision for city's LGBT community

The city of Tempe could become the first city in Arizona to add sexual orientation as a protected class from workplace discrimination if voters approve the landmark city ordinance on Tuesday.

If passed, Proposition 475 will make discrimination against employees who are gay, transgender or of veteran status, illegal. 

Currently, sexual orientation is already protected under the city's code, but passing Proposition 475 would make those protections more permanent and pave the way for other cities around Arizona.

A nationwide nonprofit organization, The Human Rights Campaign has been spreading the word about the proposition for the past several months.

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