Atlanta City Council adds formerly incarcerated persons as a protected class

An amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances was adopted unanimously on Monday.
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ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council has added formerly incarcerated persons to the city’s list of protected classes, amending the city’s Code of Ordinances to prohibit discrimination of anyone based on criminal history.

The council made the amendment with a unanimous vote at Monday’s meeting. It adds to the previously existing list of protected classes that included race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, parental status, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age and disability.

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