Warren Lights Up for Pride, if Only for One Night

By |2020-06-11T09:24:49-04:00June 11th, 2020|Michigan, News|

Although this photo might bring to mind the iconic image of the White House lit up in Pride colors upon the United States’ historic marriage equality ruling, it is in fact the city council building of Warren, Michigan. According to the photo’s caption on social media, Mayor Jim Fouts directed the rainbow lighting to occur from dusk on June 6 to dawn the following day.

More accurately, the action was part of the council’s declaration of June as Pride Month several months ago. This was confirmed by Patrick Green, president of the City Council, which is a separate body from the mayor’s office. That office did not return a call for comment; however, Fouts is on the record as stating he would support an inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in his city. Comments on the Facebook post ranged from supportive to dismissive; at least one complained about the cost to taxpayers for the LED lighting.

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