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Civil rights for gays is met with opposition in a House committee

February 28, 2001
By: Cara Karunaratne
State Capital Bureau

Who you go to bed with would be none of your employer's business under a bill being considered in a House Committee.

Cara Karunaratne has more from Jefferson City.

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The bill prohibits sexual orientation discrimination in many areas...such as buying a house or in the workplace.

Jeff Wunrow, Executive Director for Privacy Rights Education Projects says he is not asking for special rights for homosexuals.

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Contents: Jeff Wunrow says he is asking for the same civil rights that are granted to jews and African Americans.

The bill's sponsor says he's pretty sure this bill won't pass the committee this year.

From Jefferson City, I'm Cara Karunaratne, KMOX News.