Election Could Affect Gay Rights in W...

Election Could Affect Gay Rights in Western Michigan City

There are 3 comments on the EDGE story from Nov 2, 2013, titled Election Could Affect Gay Rights in Western Michigan City. In it, EDGE reports that:

An election Tuesday in a conservative western Michigan city could lead to a new law protecting gays from discrimination.

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Since: Mar 11

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#1 Nov 2, 2013
I grew up in that town, and it IS extremely homophobic. My wife and I were denied service in a local diner, simply because we walked in together and were holding hands.

Another very nice restaurant in Holland, Alpenrose, is owned by the homophobic Elsa Prince, mother of none other than Erik Prince (founder of Blackwater), who also donated a LOT of $ to the Prop H8 campaign, as well as the "family research council" and jimmy dobdumb's "focus on the 'family'".

I sincerely hope that Holland does the RIGHT thing and passes this very simple law. It won't hurt anyone.
Jonah

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#3 Nov 2, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
I grew up in that town, and it IS extremely homophobic. My wife and I were denied service in a local diner, simply because we walked in together and were holding hands.
Good! Sounds like they're decent folks that don't cotton to perverts.

Since: Mar 11

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#4 Nov 3, 2013
fr Jonah:

>Good! Sounds like they're decent folks that don't cotton to perverts. <

You're an idiot. When I was growing up there, the town was racially segregated; Hispanics were pretty much ONLY living in the central part of town. I had NO African-American classmates until 10th grade, and that was only because the student and her family had moved to Holland from Jamaica. The town still believes that GLBTs should have NO rights whatsoever. Hopefully, Tuesday's election will change that.

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