Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Goshen IN votes for Discrimination

On September 2, the Goshen (IN) City Council voted against a proposed change to their anti-discrimination ordinance that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to a list of protected classes. Other classes already protected are race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin and ancestry.

More than 500 people showed up to the Council meeting, which was held at the high school to accommodate the crowds and lasted until after 1:00am. The motion was defeated by a vote of 4-3.

A previous vote had passed the change, but one Council member changed his mind, causing the proposal to fail on the second vote.

Content: bmclgbt.org August newsletter.
Image Source: flickr.com/-marlith-

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