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Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission member announces he'll resign after special meeting

After city leaders said it's no longer appropriate for him to serve, Human Rights Commission member Kenick El said he'll resign after the Oct. 31 special meeting.

13News Now Staff

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After a week of controversy, a human rights commission member announced he will step down following a special meeting.

A representative for Kenick El told 13News Now that El decided he will resign after a special meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 31.

The announcement comes after calls from LGBTQ+ groups, city leaders and Congresswoman Elaine Luria called on El's resignation or removal from the commission.

Here's how it all played out: