Voters in Fayetteville, Arkansas have approved an ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations.

According to the Democrat-Gazette, 52.8 percent of voters cast ballots on Tuesday in favor of the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance

“I think this says that Fayetteville voters really are fair and inclusive folks,” Kyle Smith, president of For Fayetteville, told the paper. “I think we proved tonight that this is the Fayetteville we all know and love.”

The vote was a reversal from a similar special election held in December, when 52 percent voted to repeal a similar ordinance approved by lawmakers last August. Josh Duggar and his mother, Michelle Duggar, led the successful campaign to repeal the ordinance, claiming that such measures jeopardize the safety of children. In July, TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting, the reality show based on the lives of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their large family, amid allegations Josh Duggar, the Duggars' oldest son, sexually molested underage girls as a teenager.

In February, state lawmakers approved a bill that outlaws municipalities from adopting ordinances prohibiting LGBT discrimination and Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson allowed the bill to become law without his signature. The law recently took effect.

Opponents are expected to use the law to challenge Fayetteville's ordinance.