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

Tuesday, 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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MI: Holland City Council Votes Down Gay Rights Amendment

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Gay Rights Amendment, Holland, MichiganThe Holland City Council has made a decision on a controversial issue that was a year in the making. The very heated meeting lasted well into the night, ending after midnight.

In the end the city council shot down the proposal that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

More than 200 people packed the more than five hour long meeting with dozens standing at the podium to voice their opinions.

Full Story from WWMT

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MI: Holland City Council Considering Anti Discrimination Bill for Gays/Lesbians

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Dustin Lance BlackDustin Lance Black has his fingers crossed. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter has his eye on Holland this week, with city officials revisiting the idea of an anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gay residents from housing or job discrimination.

It’s a particularly poignant topic, Black says, considering the high number of gay teens who have committed suicide in recent months. “I’m very happy to hear Holland is having those conversations,” Black said. “It;s become clear that people listen to the messages of their communities, which way too often are saying gay and lesbian people are somehow second class or not worthy of protection.”

Holland’s Human Relations Commission tackles the thorny issue at 6 p.m. today at City Hall. It’s unclear yet if the panel will vote on whether to add protections for residents based on their sexual orientation; they have been studying the issue during the summer.

Full Story from the Holland Sentinel

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