Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Breaking News – Olivette passes LGBT non-discrimination protections and a domestic partner registry…

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.

Fantabulous.

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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is true that if one of us us discriminated against we all are.
Blessings to Olivette, may others see her wisdom.

Mark said...

Huzzah to Olivette! The American dream inches ever closer for LGBT folks like me. Now to improve the general, Missouri-wide situation.. or would that be too much to hope for? LOL. My girl from Kansas City LOVES her hometown but unless things change, she is hoofing it out of there with the rest of the demographic drain out of Missoura. Her husband is working in Nebraska and she yearns for Oklahoma. I didn't know it was possible to yearn for Oklahoma, but there you go. I guess it's plains and prairies for her.