December 22, 2009

Encouraging Words 12/22/09-Support for LGBT Discrimination Protection in the Deep South

From the Shreveport Times via The Advocate:

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover said today that he wants the city’s discrimination policy to be clear, including protection for sexual orientation, gender identity and disabilities.
Glover joined three City Council members who will push for the passage of accompanying support from their panel.

The mayor’s executive order – his first – offers defense to city workers who are punished or treated unfairly. City policy, at least in practical form, already included guards against inequity based on race or gender.

“It is the right, proper and appropriate thing to do,” Glover said, adding that it has been a goal since he ran for mayor in 2006.
"The right, proper, and appropriate thing to do"--amen!
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