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Mount Pleasant Passes Ordinance to Protect All Residents

By |2012-07-12T09:00:00-04:00July 12th, 2012|News|

MT PLEASANT — The Mt. Pleasant City Commission passed a human rights ordinance July 9. The ordinance includes crucial protections for gay and transgender people in employment, housing and public accommodations.
“We celebrate this victory, made possible by the hardworking advocates in Mt. Pleasant,” said Jon Hoadley, Director of the Unity Michigan Coalition. “This marks the 19th city in Michigan to pass these protections-momentum is growing across the state for fairness and equality.”
“This result shows how a community can come together to provide protections and welcome for all of its citizens, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members,” said local leader Norma Bailey. “Now no one need fear for their employment, housing or public accommodations based solely on who they are.”
Mt. Pleasant is one of 19 cities in Michigan, and more than 100 across the country who have successfully implemented similar ordinances.

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