(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.
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Gaffney previously had supported the bill when it went through committees last week. But he voted against the bill Wednesday.