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Politics & Government
Wed August 15, 2012
Muskegon adopts anti-discrimination policy
The city of Muskegon has approved a policy to forbid discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Only one Muskegon resident voiced his opposition to the policy and asked that city revisit the issue, but the commissioners passed the resolution unanimously.
Roberta King lives in Muskegon. She brought the idea to the city last fall after a similar proposal drew public outcry -- pro and con -- in Holland.
King believes the policy passed easily in Muskegon because of the city's diverse population base, and because it's a union town.
"Where labor unions exist, I think there is more fairness and willingness to accept and be progressive when it comes to people's civil rights," King says.
The anti-discrimination policy applies only to Muskegon city government employees and services.
King says she may suggest that Muskegon County adopt a similar policy.