(Florida Times-Union) In a cliffhanger decision, the Jacksonville City Council by a 10-9 vote Wednesday rejected a bill expanding the city’s human rights ordinance to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.
A standing-room-only crowd of about 500 people tensely watched the votes of council members appear on the digital video board.
The decisive vote came from Councilman Johnny Gaffney.
Gaffney previously had supported the bill when it went through committees last week. But he voted against the bill Wednesday.