Gay rights activists in Marion County, Ind., are undaunted by an 18-11 City-County Council defeat of an anti-discrimination bill earlier this year, as they now organize informal meetings with council members in their homes, away from the media spotlight. "I've committed to Jackie that I will put it on the agenda if she can come up with the votes," said the council president of Jackie Nytes, one of the leaders seeking the ordinance.

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