Kalamazoo, Mich. keeps anti-discrimination ordinance

A Michigan city passed city ordiance protecting against housing, employment and public accomodations discrimination.

Supporters of Ordinance 1856 in Kalamazoo, Mich. won their fight Tuesday against those looking to repeal the anti-discrimination ordinance.

Kalamazoo, Mich. won the battle for Ordinance 1856 to help protect against housing, employment and public accomodation discrimination. Photo courtesy of Advocate.com
Kalamazoo, Mich. won the battle for Ordinance 1856 to help protect against housing, employment and public accomodation discrimination. Photo courtesy of Advocate.com

 The city commission passed the ordinance in June to help protect against discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

 The vote had a 65 percent approval, according to reports given to Advocate.com

 Opponents of the ordinance said the measure gave “special rights on sexual behavior and cross dressing.” Their efforts to repeal the city ordinance stemmed mainly on cross-dressing men using women’s bathrooms.

 Read the full article here.

 -Kim Brown

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