U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, Congressman from Michigan’s 14th District and candidate for U.S. Senate, today formally endorsed the One Royal Oak campaign. One Royal Oak is working to uphold a local Human Rights Ordinance by urging citizens to vote “Yes” on Proposal A.
“People in Michigan believe that if you work hard and play by the rules, and you’re good at job, you shouldn’t have to live in fear of being fired just for being gay or transgender. This isn’t about party or politics, this is about doing what’s right,” said Rep. Peters
Last March, the Royal Oak City Commission voted 6-1 to adopt a Human Rights Ordinance that would ban discriminatory practices in employment, housing, and public accommodation on the basis of actual or perceived race, national origin, religion, color, sex, age, height, weight, pregnancy condition, marital status, physical and mental limitations, source of income, family responsibilities, educational association, sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status.
On Tuesday, November 5, the voters of Royal Oak will decide whether to uphold the ordinance.
“This is really about fairness and equality,” said Rep. Peters. “All people, whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or straight should be treated equally under the law. That’s what Proposal A is all about and that’s why I’m asking my supporters and all citizens of Royal Oak to vote YES on Proposal A.”
Since the Royal Oak City Commission passed their Human Rights Ordinance last March, six other municipalities in Michigan have adopted local nondiscrimination ordinances including Battle Creek, Linden, Kalamazoo Township, and Pleasant Ridge.
Those interested in learning more can visit OneRoyalOak.org.