Just Royal Oak http://michiganradio.org en Royal Oak LGBT vote could be nail-biter http://michiganradio.org/post/royal-oak-lgbt-vote-could-be-nail-biter <p>On Tuesday, Royal Oak will be the latest city in Michigan to decide whether discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people should be illegal.</p><p>Both sides say it’s going to be thisclose, with voters split just about down the middle.</p><p>Opponents of the proposal are plenty motivated – just the fact that Royal Oak is <em>having</em> this vote is because of their hustle.</p><p>It’s their ability to collect more than the required 746 petitions that put this on the ballot in the first place.</p><p><strong>Group says vote “no” to protect Royal Oak’s businesses </strong></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:51:25 +0000 Kate Wells 15113 at http://michiganradio.org Royal Oak LGBT vote could be nail-biter Royal Oak to vote on human rights initiative http://michiganradio.org/post/royal-oak-vote-human-rights-initiative <p>Royal Oak will go to the polls on Nov. 5 to vote on&nbsp; a ballot initiative that proposes adding a human rights ordinance to the city code. The measure is controversial because it calls for protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, among other groups.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Royal Oak's city code does not currently include a non-discrimination clause. The city relies on state and federal protections to prevent discrimination.</span></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:40:39 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15043 at http://michiganradio.org Royal Oak to vote on human rights initiative