Arkansas passes bill blocking anti-discrimination laws against LGBT people

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On Friday, the Arkansas legislature passed a bill preventing cities and counties from passing laws that would criminalize LGBT discrimination in housing, jobs, and businesses.

The Arkansas House of Representatives voted 57-20 in favor of the bill, which will be sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R). Senators who voted in favor of the bill said that it will "create consistent policies" for employment laws across the state, BuzzFeed reports.

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