Holland is Ready http://michiganradio.org en In Holland, mixed response on protections for LGBT community http://michiganradio.org/post/holland-mixed-response-protections-lgbt-community <p>Michigan&rsquo;s Civil Rights Department heard more than two hours of testimony Tuesday night about whether the state should expand protections to gay, bisexual and transgender people. It&rsquo;s a hot issue in Holland. More than 200 people packed Holland City Hall.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:23:12 +0000 Lindsey Smith 8044 at http://michiganradio.org In Holland, mixed response on protections for LGBT community Holland group fighting for anti-discrimination laws accepts social justice award http://michiganradio.org/post/holland-group-fighting-anti-discrimination-laws-accepts-social-justice-award <p>A community organization in Holland has accepted an award from the city after unsuccessfully lobbying for an anti-discrimination law there.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 04:36:20 +0000 Lindsey Smith 5849 at http://michiganradio.org Holland group fighting for anti-discrimination laws accepts social justice award Holland to award “Holland Is Ready” its social justice award http://michiganradio.org/post/holland-award-%E2%80%9Cholland-ready%E2%80%9D-its-social-justice-award <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/#!/hollandisready">Holland is Ready</a> will get one of the city&rsquo;s social justice awards later this month. The award comes six months after <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/gender-identity-sexual-orientation-laws-fail-move-forward-holland-city-council">Holland City Council rejected proposed anti-discrimination rules.</a> A citizen nominated the group for consideration.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 5605 at http://michiganradio.org Holland to award “Holland Is Ready” its social justice award Fight for anti-discrimination ordinance continues in Holland http://michiganradio.org/post/fight-anti-discrimination-ordinance-continues-holland <p><em>This is a local version of a national story that aired on NPR&#39;s &#39;All Things Considered&#39; Saturday. </em></p><p>Last June the city council in <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gender-identity-sexual-orientation-laws-fail-move-forward-holland-city-council">Holland voted 5-to-4 against adding sexual orientation </a>and gender identity to its local anti-discrimination laws. Federal and Michigan laws protect residents from discrimination in housing and employment &ndash; but not based on a person&rsquo;s sexuality or gender identity.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 10:30:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 4845 at http://michiganradio.org Fight for anti-discrimination ordinance continues in Holland