Tempe on Tuesday became the first Arizona city to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender city workers as voters approved a charter change.
Proposition 475 carried overwhelmingly, according to unofficial results. With its passage, any future City Council would have to go back to the voters to abolish workers' rights.
U.S. military veteran status also becomes a protected class from employment discrimination.
It is seen as a boost to LGBT rights.
"I'm a social worker, I believe in equality for everyone," Sophie Borowski, 51, said at a Tempe polling site on Election Day, where she supported the measure. Read more »