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AFA Michigan Fights Kalamazoo Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Jim Burroway

January 5th, 2009

Last month, we were happy to note that the city council of Kalamazoo, Michigan, voted to adopt an expanded anti-discrimination ordinance that makes it a municipal civil infraction to discriminate against gays, lesbians and transgender citizens. Now we learn that the anti-gay minions of the American Family Association of Michigan are working to overturn the ordinance:

City Clerk Scott Borling said former city commissioner and current Kalamazoo County Treasurer Mary Balkema officially turned over 189 pages of petitions that circulators said contained about 1,600 signatures to overturn the ordinance. …Under the charter, if sufficient signatures are certified next week, the ordinance is immediately suspended and the Kalamazoo City Commission must either repeal the entire ordinance or put it on the ballot for city voters to decide.

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Mark
January 5th, 2009 | LINK

Well, I’m with the AFA if we also repeal ALL other anti-discrimination laws, including those prohibiting discrimination against people because of their religious beliefs. Fair is fair.

David G
January 5th, 2009 | LINK

These no-where~no-care so-called christian MF’s need to get lives!!

You MESS WITH WESTERN MICHIGAN and trust me YOU’LL PAY!!!

Big Time !!!!

Just you wait and see!!

Oh the DRAMA of a LIFETIME!!

Suricou Raven
January 5th, 2009 | LINK

So their argument is that they have a legally protected right to infringe on the legally protected rights of others?

Are there any religions that require the looting of rival temples? That could be fun. “I know I just stole everything not nailed down in thst church, but to arrest me violates my freedom of religion!”

Dave
January 5th, 2009 | LINK

I’m with Mark.

Circulate a petition to repeal the rest of Kalamazoo’s anti-discrimination ordinances.

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