April 23, 2024


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Rejecting LGBTQ discrimination ban could charge Montgomery

Court Square Fountain, in Montgomery, Ala., is rainbow colored for Pride Month as seen on Thursday June 24, 2021.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed grabbed headlines Tuesday following the Montgomery Town Council voted down a discrimination ordinance that provided protections for LGBTQ residents, among other folks.

Reed said he’d been vocal about social development below when recruiting organizations but that he may well alter the message to give companies “an genuine answer” about regardless of whether his metropolis embraces all persons — and even refer them instantly to Birmingham, which handed a related ordinance in 2017.

They could not have to have his suggestions. Yet another metropolis leader stated providers searching for a additional inclusive setting have been picking Birmingham on their individual.

Councilwoman Marche Johnson stated Montgomery has dropped at the very least 5 “major corporations” in her time in workplace, with most of them going to Birmingham. Johnson has been on the council because May possibly.