This week, the Jackson city council takes up a challenge to an ordinance barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The council approved the ordinance in February, but opponents quickly collected enough signatures to force it back to the council.
Opponents say the ordinance gives special rights to the LGBT community.
“Granted, you want to treat everyone with dignity, respect,” says Rev. Tim Nelson, “but I think the laws we have as they are do that.”
Ordinance opponents drew a sharp rebuke from an anonymous source.