Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:25 AM
pstokely (8,187 posts)
Gays win protection against bias in St. Louis County
Source: STL Post-dispatch
ST. LOUIS COUNTY • In one of the longest and most emotional meetings in the St. Louis County Council’s history, an ordinance was narrowly passed Tuesday night that adds gender identity and sexual orientation to the county’s anti-discrimination regulations and hate crimes law.
An overflow crowd of more than 250 people spilled out of the council chambers in Clayton; 92 of them signed up to address the council, and most took advantage of that opportunity in a public comments segment that lasted more than two hours.
And as could be expected on an issue that involved religion and civil rights, most of them spoke fervently.
The ordinance adds protections for people in employment, housing and public accommodations in unincorporated areas, regardless of their sexual orientation. It also expands protections on the basis of gender and disability.
Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/gays-win-protection-against-bias-in-st-louis-county/article_1de694bd-afc1-5540-b6de-34d7f4720dd7.html
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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:49 AM
OpenedMindGuy (9 posts)
1. It's 2012. Why this should even be an issue is beyond me!
The Federal Government is going to have to come down on it's high horse next and give every American who qualifies for Social Security to be allowed to draw off his partners benefits.They earned it and should have a say where it goes no matter what sexual persuasion they are!