via Cville Pride – Victory!: Cville City Council Takes a Stand

Charlottesville Pride Community Network

Last night, during the public hearing (and first reading) of the proposed antidiscrimination ordinance and human rights commission, the Council added in language about sexual orientation and gender identity that had previously been absent.

This is a huge step. Doing this could invite a challenge from the state.

As Dave Norris, one of the councillors said, “Let’s do it. If it gets challenged, so be it.”

Email the city council NOW and tell them thank you for showing enough courage to do the right thing.

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2 thoughts on “via Cville Pride – Victory!: Cville City Council Takes a Stand

  1. It’s important to note that this is a proposal and first reading. As you write to City Council to thank them, please also encourage them to include enforcement provisions to deal with discrimination — particularly since there are no state or federal protections for LGBTQ individuals.

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