District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg cast his vote for the city's proposed Non-Discrimination Ordinance on Thursday.
"My decision was not an easy one," Nirenberg said. "But I believe it is the right decision.
"Ultimately, this ordinance extends equal rights to every citizen without placing a burden on the free exercise of religion.”
"Now that this debate is over, our most important work lies ahead, in reaching across our divisions and healing our community," Nirenberg said.
See full text of Councilman Nirenberg’s remarks from the dais.