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South Bend Indiana editorial
« on: June 18, 2006, 02:01:20 pm »
South Bend Tribune

Council should approve rights amendment

It was not a surprise to us that most people in Indiana favor civil rights protection for gays and lesbians. Indiana may be a conservative state. But it also is a state in which fairness is highly valued.

When the South Bend Human Rights Commission receives a discrimination complaint, it makes a decision as to the merits of the case. If the ordinance were to pass and a city resident were denied work or housing because of sexual orientation, the Human Rights Commission could declare the action a violation the resident's civil rights. But without the underpinnings of state and federal civil rights law, the commission's findings ultimately would be unenforceable.

"But who is that on the other side of you?"
T.S. Eliot