St. Joseph County council to vote on LGBT protections next month

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St. Joseph County’s commissioners are set to vote on protections for the LGBT community.

A committee has voted to send the full human rights ordinance to the full council, with a recommendation that it’s passed, according to the South Bend Tribune.

The ordinance would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It also declares some new “civil rights”, including giving LGBTQs equal access to education and employment. It also seeks to offer fair access to accommodations and housing, whether someone is buying or renting real estate.

The ordinance would be more strict than South Bend’s. It exempts 501(c)3 nonprofits, private membership clubs, state governmental entities, and other groups, such as schools, that hire employees of a particular religion. For instance, the University of Notre Dame is exempt in the new law, as it is South Bend’s.

The final vote is expected in November.

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  1. Lets vote on some protections for an average citizen. Not gay, is religious, has morals and stands up for themselves.
    1) A restroom for each gender (2) and you can only use the one god prepared you for physically.
    2) Long standing religious programs need protected from haters, atheist and other religions that can’t stand to see people enjoy their religions publically.
    3) Store owners can refuse to perform morally objectionable services at their own discretion.
    3) If you were not born here and are now a citizen you have to actually act like a citizen. Learn English.
    4) Children can attend the public school of their parents choice. regardless of there color.
    5) Never can it be against the rules to wear a t-shirt that has USA, USA military symbols, American Flag…displayed. Especially in public school.
    Just a start!

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