Saturday, July 08, 2006

South Bend Gay Rights Vote On For Monday

The South Bend Common Council will decide at its meeting on Monday whether to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its human rights ordinance. The South Bend Tribune's Jamie Loo writes:

Since July 2004, the council has received more than 2,000 pages in research on the topic including court decisions, maps, articles and ordinances in other cities. In her time as council attorney, Kathy Cekanski-Farrand said, it’s the heaviest volume of research the council has ever received for an ordinance.

That’s not counting the hundreds of voice mails, e-mails and letters received by individual Common Council members, she said.

All nine council members are expected to be present for Monday night's vote. A close vote is anticipated.

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