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Another Mich. town bans anti-LGBT discrimination

Friday, September 13, 2013

LINDEN, Mich. — Another Michigan community has approved an ordinance that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Linden-MichiganThe City Council in Linden voted this week to approve the ordinance covering employment, housing, public services and other areas, reports The Flint Journal.

Mayor David Lossing says the ordinance in the Flint-area community wasn’t in response to any particular concern or complaint.

Lossing says he hopes to see a state law passed that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Linden’s ordinance was formed by looking at other communities’ ordinances and finding the best fit.

A violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500 or 90 days in the county jail. It’s scheduled to take effect later this year.

Recently, Battle Creek, Oshtemo Township and Kalamazoo Township have approved similar ordinances.

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10 more reader comments:

  1. good

    Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 4:47pm
  2. I know what this is trying to say but I feel it is a double negative

    Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 5:32pm
  3. i'm not following you....they CAN'T discriminate against gays.

    Replied on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:01pm
  4. they are missing a word that might fix it: anti-lgbt based discrimination...that might fix it....

    Replied on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:16am
  5. I don't think the solution is to add another word but to take one away. The anti is unnecessary. saying they banned LGBT discrimination says it just fine.

    Replied on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1:12pm
  6. Why they gotta steal the Dodgers logo..

    Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 8:47pm
  7. Keep going, Michigan!

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:35am
  8. Another not so great lake star cold weather cold people?

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:16am
  9. Good for them

    Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 3:59pm
  10. YEA!!! We need more of these!!!

    Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 3:00pm