Wednesday, January 07, 2009

WND Article on Kalamazoo Ordinance

WorldNetDaily has an article on the fight over the "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" ordinance passed by the Kalamazoo city commission.


Voters fight back against 'perceived gender' bias ban
Spring election expected on proposal to protect homosexuality

Pro-family organizations across the nation need to watch what is happening in Kalamazoo, Mich., where residents won the right to vote on a far-reaching "gender anti-discrimination" plan that effectively opens women's public showers to men, according to one leader.

Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan says the case is just one more step in an orchestrated effort by homosexuals to normalize their lifestyle nationwide.

A Kalamazoo ordinance adopted by city officials in December would have banned discrimination based on "a person's actual or perceived gender, including a person's self-image, appearance, expression, or behavior, whether or not that … is different from that traditionally associated with the person's sex at birth."

But the ordinance became the target of a successful petition effort by concerned residents who had only 20 days to collect at least 1,273 valid signatures to force the city either to repeal the ordinance or put it up for a vote.

According to City Clerk Scott Borling, more than enough signatures were submitted, so the ordinance's provisions were suspended immediately. A majority of the city council members said they would not support repeal, leaving a vote as the likely outcome, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette.


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