St. Joseph County commissioners endorse human rights ordinance

Published: Feb. 21, 2017 at 6:11 PM EST
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An ordinance to protect the LGBT community throughout all of St. Joseph County was unanimously endorsed Tuesday by the board of commissioners.

Some feared that the Republican-controlled panel may veto the human rights ordinance passed last week by the county council.

"There are very few people who are in favor of discrimination. We do appreciate some of the work that was done on the ordinance to take some of the issues, especially in schools and those kind of things, that were modified," explained Andrew Kostielney.

The next step involves seeking an inter-local agreement to have the South Bend Human Rights Commission look into the complaints of county residents.