So I was headed out to the store this evening when I noticed a middle-aged couple roaming my neighborhood with clipboards and flier. Normally I avoid these sorts of creepy folks regardless of the issue, but before I knew it one of them was pressing a door-hanger flier in my hands. Glancing at it quickly I noticed it read “Vote No to Discrimination.”
Several months ago the Kalamazoo City Commission approved an anti-discrimination statute that protects gay, lesbian and transgender individuals from discrimination. Opponents of the ordinance gathered a few thousand petition signatures against the law, however, and by law the City had to either repeal the law or put it on the November ballot. So now the law is on the November ballot.
Just glancing at the “Vote No to Discrimination” language I assumed this was from one of the groups seeking to keep the law. It quickly became clear, however, that instead this was from the various anti-gay groups trying to overturn the law. Here’s a scan of the bizarre flier,
Normally I don’t get involved in actual voting, but that’s creepy enough to maybe get me to the polls this November. One Kalamazoo is the coalition that is leading the fight to keep the ordinance.