Jackson’s Non-discrimination Ordinance is Now Law

The mid-Michian city of Jackson’s controversial Non-discrimination ordinance is now law.

Tuesday, a judge ruled the petitions filed to stop the LGBT non-discrimination ordinance invalid, allowing the ordinance to go into effect. The case went before Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson after the group Jackson Together filed a lawsuit against the city clerk and the city of Jackson, citing problems with how the petitions were verified.

The judge ruled to toss the petitions because they were not properly certified by the city clerk. Attorney David Kallman, who represented the city clerk at the court hearing and claims to represent two anonymous individuals who were behind the petitions says his clients will continue to fight to overturn the ordinance. The city council approved the ordinance in February.