Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance Records

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The Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance was put on a ballot for a November 1991 election vote. The ordinance was created to protect gay members of the community from discrimination based on sexual orientation in business, housing, and public accommodations. This collection contains a vote yes pamphlet, list of petition signers, and Memorandum 3 by County Commissioner Rudy Serra answering a number of questions about the proposed ordinance. Rudy Serra who served as a County Commissioner at the time of 1991 ordinance holds a law degree from Wayne State University and was later appointed as a Judge to the 36th District Court in 2004. Though this civil rights ordinance did not pass in 1991, or when a similar version was reintroduced in 2000, a human rights ordinance was passed in Ferndale in 2006. This collection contains pamphlets, ordinance memorandum 3, and a list of petition signers.

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