A New Challenge to the Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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A Royal Oak ordinance which would guarantee civil rights protection for all residents—including the LGBT community—is facing a challenge. Critics of the law argue that the ordinance should be put up for a city-wide vote. Civil rights attorney Jim Rasor serves as a city commissioner. He tells WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen that most Royal Oak residents are in favor of the human rights ordinance.

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UPDATE: City Clerk Melanie Halas has verified the required 746 signatures needed to halt the ordinance, which would make it illegal to discriminate against anyone in Royal Oak, including gays and lesbians. The ordinance will likely go on the November ballot.

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