Peachtree City has formalized its nondiscrimination policy for issuing licenses, permits and approvals. AJC file photo

Peachtree City codifies nondiscrimination policy

The City Council of Peachtree City has put its nondiscrimination policy into its Code of Ordinances. The 5-0 vote on Nov. 15 adds Section 2.2 to the city administration ordinance regarding the issuance of licenses, permits and approvals.

The language states that none of those three things shall be denied “on account of the race, color, creed, religion, gender, domestic relationship status, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, or gender identity” or on the “message or content of speech” of the applicant and/or participants. However, the city may require reimbursement for the cost of extra traffic control and police or fire protection as a condition of approval if an event “is likely to result in unreasonable hostility by opponents of an applicant…or there is a heightened risk to public safety, based upon the content of speech or the message conveyed by the applicant and/or participants.”

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