Congrats and way to go, Olivette!
Last night, the Olivette City Council passed legislationthat includes nondiscrimination protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
These protections cover employment, housing and public accommodations.
The Olivette City Council also passed legislation that will result in the creation of a Domestic Partner Registry.
This historic legislation passed by a unanimous vote.
Olivette is a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri…and in Missouri LGBT individuals who do not live in cities with such protections can be fired, denied housing, and denied services.
Many thanks to PROMO for their tireless work advocating for the rights of LGBT Missourians.
May this serve as a reminder that an injustice to one is an injustice to us all...our struggle for equality and justice goes on.
Tis also true that a victory for LGBT Missourians in Olivette is a victory every Missourian can and should celebrate.
Olivette's nondiscrimination ordinance will go into effect immediately, however the domestic partner registry will be made available for couples starting on November 1st, 2011.