MI: Advocates Put Pressure on Holland City Council to Pass Sexual Orientation/Gender Protections

Written by scott on July 5th, 2011

Supporters of adding sexual preference and gender identity to those protected classes in Holland’s anti-discrimination and equal employment municipal policies won’t go to the people to get their way.

Instead of circulating a referendum petition that would either force City Council to pass an ordinance amendment or put the matter up for a public vote, the tack that Interfaith Congregation Chaplain Bill Freeman took on Monday is similar to that of the pro-gay rights group Holland is Ready is taking – place continual pressure on City Council until the panel changes its vote. Last month, five of the nine members voted against an amendment, even though the issue was unanimously recommended by the city’s Human Relations Commission.

Full Story from WHTC

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