City Council members in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Tuesday approved a gay-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance after debating the measure for nearly 10 hours.

The ordinance, approved with a 6-2 vote, prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, marital status and veteran status in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations.

An effort to put the measure up to a public vote was defeated during Tuesday's meeting.

Opponents of the ordinance launched a campaign urging citizens to speak out at the hearing.

Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, narrated a robo-call placed Monday to area residents.

“I don't believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls,” Duggar said in the call. “I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space.”

The campaign to derail the ordinance was paid for by, whose website redirects visitors to the website of the Arkansas Family Council, the group which worked to approve the state's constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union.

Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan said during Tuesday's hearing that he strongly supports the measure.

“We have three classes of people that are not protected by the 1964 Civil Rights Act and I think that's wrong,” he said. “I believe that equality, diversity and inclusion are the driving forces for all freedoms for everyone and without equality, diversity and inclusion, there is no freedom for anyone. And I'm going to stand for that freedom as the mayor of this city.”