Hamtramck voters rejected “gay rights”
ordinance while voting 85 percent for Obama…
“‘The results in Hamtramck, Michigan, ought to be a wake-up call to Republicans who are now going to be casting about for issues that are consistent with the party’s platform but also appeal to minorities and Democrats,’ Glenn concludes.”
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November 6, 2008
Michigan town turns back ‘gay rights’ ordinance
by Charlie Butts
The media has largely overlooked an election outcome in a small Detroit village where a “gay rights” ordinance was soundly rejected.
Residents of Hamtramck were displeased with action by local government officials, who promoted the ordinance to establish “special protected class” status for homosexuals and cross-dressers, so voters launched a successful petition drive to give themselves a say on Election Day.
Gary Glenn of the American Family Association (AFA) of Michigan explains:
“Well, an astounding multicultural and diverse coalition of Hamtramck citizens waged a campaign against a so-called ‘gay rights’ and cross-dressing ordinance that would have established special protected class status on the basis of homosexual behavior and cross-dressing,” he says.
Glenn adds that a wide range of beliefs were represented in the fight against the ordinance. The campaign hosted a rally where six Muslim imams and three Catholic priests spoke against the ordinance.
According to a press release from AFA of Michigan, voters soundly defeated the “discriminatory ordinance” by a 55-to-45 percent margin. Glenn believes the victory is something political candidates can latch onto in the future.
“The results in Hamtramck, Michigan, ought to be a wake-up call to Republicans who are now going to be casting about for issues that are consistent with the party’s platform but also appeal to minorities and Democrats,” Glenn concludes.