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L.A. City Council passes historic civil rights ordinance

Workers with the L.A. Black Worker Center rally before the City Council vote establishing a civil rights commission.
Workers with the L.A. Black Worker Center rally before the City Council vote establishing a civil rights commission.
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The city of Los Angeles is going to play a bigger role in fighting discrimination.

The unanimous vote establishes a civil rights commission that will oversee discrimination cases in the city. Currently, Angelenos have to file a complaint with the state department of fair employment and housing.