UPDATE: DELTA TOWNSHIP MEETING ETIQUETTE

Tonight, at 6 p.m., the Delta Township Board of Trustees will be taking public comment on and voting on whether to adopt a comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance. We are asking people to attend the meeting to show support for the ordinance. You can show support in a few different ways: 1) Wear blue – we’re coordinating […]

Meridian Township Board Split Over Non-Discrimination Ordinance

During the Tuesday, September 17 Meridian Board of Trustees meeting, the Board revisited the issue of the Human Relations Ordinance. In July, the Board amended the Township’s Fair Housing Ordinance to prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. The Board is now entertaining an ordinance that would prohibit not only housing discrimination, […]

PROGRESS! Delta Township Breezes Through First Consideration of Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Last night, the Delta Township Board of Trustees voted 6-0* to introduce a comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance. The Board of Trustees first discussed the ordinance in May. The Board has carefully considered the issues presented by their constituents and have asked questions. The Delta Township Board of Trustees usually moves very efficiently through their agenda and […]

PROGRESS: DELTA TOWNSHIP TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE

Last night the Delta Township Board of Trustees discussed and finalized their proposed non-discrimination ordinance. The Board has done a tremendous amount of work on this ordinance since the issue was first addressed at the May 13 Committee of the Whole meeting. Every single member of the Board has combed through this ordinance and has […]

UPDATE: Delhi Township

Tonight, Clerk Evan Hope introduced an anti-discrimination ordinance to the Delhi Township Committee of the Whole. Clerk Hope gave some background on the ordinances and on their presence in the community: “Meridian has passed an ordinance and Delta is very close. Lansing Township is now talking about it as well. That leaves us.” Clerk Hope […]

UPDATE: Delta Township moves forward with ordinance

Last night, July 1, the Delta Township Board of Trustees discussed the proposed non-discrimination ordinance. The current draft (available here*) shows how much hard work has been put into the document. This ordinance, if passed, would protect all those who live, work, and play in Delta Township from discrimination in housing, public accommodations, and employment. […]

A Broken Bargain

Recently, the Movement Advancement Project, along with the Human Rights Campaign and the Center for American Progress, authored a report entitled: “A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers.” Although they perform their job as well as their heterosexual coworkers, LGBT workers are not able to get the same treatment or […]