Gay candidates win reelection in Michigan

BTL Staff
By | 2011-11-03T09:00:00-05:00 November 3rd, 2011|News|

Jim Carruthers won reelection to his seat on the Traverse City City Council last night, and David Coulter easily won his first mayoral election in Ferndale after last year’s job-swap with current Oakland County Commissioner Craig Covey. Coulter defeated Raymond Willis with 84 percent of the vote.
Carruthers, Coulter and Covey are all openly gay. Carruthers was targeted by anti-gay activists in Traverse City for his support of the city’s inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.

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