LGBT protection language from new Elkhart resolution likely to be removed


The language regarding the LGBT community in a new Elkhart City Council resolution is likely to be removed.

The current language protects certain contractors from discrimination by the city of Elkhart based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s expected to be removed from the measure to allow the city to receive federal funds, according to the Elkhart Truth.

A heated discussion in the Elkhart City Council last week had the goal of keeping the city out of danger of losing the money. That’s according to Traci Dawson, the head of Elkhart’s Human Relations Department.

The council rejected the resolution along party lines with a 5-2 vote. Former Mayor Dick Moore proposed and ultimately withdrew an LGBT rights proposal last year after determining the measure lacked sufficient support in the City Council.


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