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In Ferndale, human rights ordinance gets another shot

By |2018-01-16T01:24:23-05:00October 5th, 2006|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman

FERNDALE – Last summer, the Ferndale City Council put the
Ferndale Human Rights Ordinance on the ballot once again. LINK TO
ARTICLE 19326)
The ordinance, which was defeated in 2002 courtesy of $5,000 spent by followers
of Gary Glenn and the American Family Association, would prohibit
discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations and
services against LGBT citizens.
So far, according to City Council member Craig Covey, Glenn and his
group have only threatened to “help” the citizens of Ferndale defeat the
bill once again, but that as of Sept. 19 there had been no evidence of
extremists organizing against the ordinance.
Of course, BTL urges Ferndale voters to vote, Yes. The LGBT community
revived Ferndale; it’s time that our full civil rights were recognized
by law there.

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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 27th anniversary.