Monday, September 14, 2009

Kalamazoo, MI TBLG Rights Ordinance Under Attack

I posted earlier this summer about the Kalamazoo, MI commissioners unanimously passing a TBLG rights ordinance on June 29 that expands legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender citizens in the city.

But as I've pointed out before, passing TBLG rights laws is the easy part. It's defending them that's hell.

Predictably, the Forces of Intolerance mobilized and got enough validated signatures during their petition drive to force a November 3 vote on the issue.

So once again TBLG civil rights are up for a vote, and the folks in the Zoo could use some help in defending the ordinance. A organization called One Kalamazoo has been formed to spearhead the drive to defend the ordinance.

Fortunately Kalamazoo has Western Michigan University in its city limits, citizens who value the civil rights of everyone who lives in the Zoo and commissioners who see the value of this law.

The peeps in Kalamazoo, MI will need some help to preserve the law. If you're in the area, consider volunteering to help One Kalamazoo and make sure your voter registration is active.

If you're not, how about donating some cash ASAP to do so? Even if it's $5, $10 or $20, as the Obama campaign proved, thousands to hundreds of thousands of small contributions can add up quickly and give this group the resources it needs to beat back the christohaters.

The Forces of Intolerance lost in Gainesville, FL. They need to taste defeat in Kalamazoo, MI as well.

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