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Monday's vote on expanding Charlotte's non-discrimination ordinance to protect gays and transgender people is expected to be close, according to supporters and one City Council member. Republican Kenny Smith told WBT the Democratic-controlled Council would likely vote 6-5 on the expanded protections. But Smith didn't know if the vote would be for or against the proposal. "Passions will be running high on the issue," Smith said. read full story

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