Portage approves non-discrimination ordinance

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 11:06:02-04

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP/FOX 17) — The city of Portage has approved an ordinance designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination.

Mary Beth Block, Assistant to the City Manager of Portage, tells FOX 17 that the ordinance passed by a vote of 6-1 Tuesday night.

The ordinance was proposed by the Human Services Board and is geared at preventing discrimination in housing, employment and public services.

The city of Kalamazoo and several other Michigan communities have adopted similar non-discrimination ordinances.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.