Gay-bias ban wins in Eureka Springs

71% of voters say ‘yes’ to ordinance

Posted: May 13, 2015 at 3:35 a.m.

Rene' J. Chouinard, left, and Christopher Young have an intense but amicable conversation on Tuesday near a polling place in Eureka Springs. Residents were voting Tuesday to decide whether to keep the city's anti-discrimination ordinance. Young, 69, was arguing in favor of the ordinance. Chouinard, 88, was arguing for repeal and carried a sign saying so in the bed of his pickup truck. Young said he wears his wizard's hat to help diffuse tense gatherings in the tourist town.

Voters in this tourist town overwhelmingly endorsed its anti-discrimination ordinance in a special election Tuesday.

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