Friday, April 21, 2006

South Bend Gay Rights Ordinance Back On The Table

South Bend Equality is delighted that city councilors Charlotte Pfeiffer and Roland Kelly have introduced a human rights ordinance for the city which will include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as protected classes to ensure equal opportunities in education, employment, public access and accomodations and housing. The proposed ordinance was introduced this week as Bill No. 29-06.

The human rights ordinance is scheduled for first reading on April 27. A vote on the ordinance could come as soon as May 8. Supporters believe a majority of the council members will support Bill No. 29-06, as well as South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke. WNDU-TV has a story posted on its website which you can check out here.

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