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Council Celebrates LGBT Pride Month By Sharing Some History

Cleveland Heights Councilwoman Bonita Caplan read a resolution that included laws the city has passed in support of the LGBT community and to ensure all residents have equal rights.

Council Celebrates LGBT Pride Month By Sharing Some History

Cleveland Heights City Council read a resolution at its regular meeting Monday, June 4, that .

Councilwoman Bonita Caplan read the resolution, which included a history of laws passed in Cleveland Heights to ensure all residents have equal rights:

  • 1976 — "This council committed itself to a resolution establishing the Nine-Point Plan to promote a well-maintained, full service residential community, which is racially, religiously and ethnically diverse."
  • 1982 — "This council reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and tolerance by prohibiting discrimination in city employment based upon sexual orientation as well as race, religious, sex, disability and ethnic status."
  • 2002— "This council determined to extend employment benefits to domestic partners of city employees"
  • 2003 — "The citizens of Cleveland Heights initiated and passed an ordinance to provide for the establishment of a domestic partner registry."

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