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A Resolution Commemorating the 40th Anniversary (1)

A Resolution Commemorating the 40th Anniversary (1)

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Published by: Sofia Resnick on Mar 06, 2012
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A Resolution Commemorating the 40
th
Anniversary of EastLansing’sFirst-in-the-Nation Ban on Discrimination Based on SexualOrientation
Whereas, on March 7, 1972 the City of East Lansing became the firstcommunity in the United States to ban discrimination based on sexualorientation; andWhereas, this historical milestone was the result of tireless communityactivism by the Gay Liberation Movement, an organization based on thecampus of Michigan State University; andWhereas, the East Lansing community prides itself on its diversity andon the leading role the City has played in the struggle for equal civilrights for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families; andWhereas, the students, faculty and staff of Michigan State University,following in the footsteps of their Gay Liberation Movementpredecessors, continue to play a central role in the movement for LGBTequality; andWhereas, East Lansing continues to honor the legacy of LGBT civil rightspioneers through the work of our Human Relations Commission and byopposing efforts to strip communities of the ability to recognize theequal rights and dignity of LGBT Michiganders, including the verynondiscrimination policy we honor today; andWhereas, today twenty-one states, the District of Columbia and over 140cities across America, including eighteen in Michigan, now prohibitemployment discrimination based on sexual orientation; andWhereas, numerous communities across Michigan and the United Statesare continuing the work which began in East Lansing in 1972 byadvocating for nondiscrimination ordinances today; now thereforeBe it Resolved that the City Council of the City of East Lansing herebycommemorates March 7, 2012 as the 40
th
Anniversary of East Lansing’sfirst-in the-nation ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation; andBe it Further Resolved that the City Council of the City of East Lansingexpresses its admiration and sincere thanks for East Lansing residentswho are continuing to advocate on behalf of LGBT families everyday;andBe it Finally Resolved that the City Council of the City of East Lansing

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