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  1. 1

    Cliff Bagwell

    By its very nature and name, the NAACP is discriminatory. What will this commission do about their activities?

  2. 2

    Janice Archer Thomas

    The ordinance itself is discriminatory. The decision about fines will be decided by one person.

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    Susan Woodham

    All they have to do is call you a racist and game over, true or not.

  5. 5

    James Pate

    It’s for everyone. Namely LGBT too. Read articles before assuming please.

  6. 6

    Brian Bradley

    Another political stunt to get votes by Bell.

  7. 7

    Zeke Ward

    Wonder who they will hire for this position??

  8. 8

    Tombstone Ted

    This won’t stand a court review. So, if a person of color wants to buy my car for a little less than I want, they can now say I discriminated and I can be fined and hassled before a court? DUMBASSES! If I choose a straight gardner over a homosexual gardner, can I be brought into court for discrimination just because the homosexual gardner accuses me? MORONS!

  9. 9

    Michael Stanley

    A typical Marxist tactic to silence anyone who disagrees with their radical agenda.

  10. 10

    Scott Landers

    Bham really wants Amazon.

  11. 11

    Scott Landers

    Let me guess. A black, female, atheist, transgendered lesbian.

  12. 13

    Jack Quick

    James Pate Ididn’t assume. I lived there for my years.

  13. 14

    Dylan Haynes

    The NAACP is not discriminatory. You are welcome to go to their fundraisers, or meetings, or become a member yourself.

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    Dylan Haynes

    Scott Landers, that would be the perfect person for the job. They don’t wish you the same harm and oppression that you wish them.

  15. 16

    Dylan Haynes

    Respecting people and allowing them to live their lives with respect and dignity is Marxist? And Radical? Wtf is wrong with you?

  16. 17

    Dylan Haynes

    If you hate gay people then leave. You dont have to live here.

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    Scott Landers

    Nice try there Dylan Haynes. I could say the same to you and say if you love gay people so much why don’t you take your ass to San Francisco? Really your comment is just freaking stupid. Elementary. That means childish.

  18. 19

    Linda D. Crumpton

    Just another “Committee” born to hire blacks.

  19. 20

    Meredith Arnold

    Wonder how much the human rights commission is gonna be paid

  20. 21

    Dylan Haynes

    The point is protecting people from discrimination is a joke to you. Why cant you live and let live?

  21. 22

    Briana Moore

    Just gotta’ keep stirring it up. Would love to see evidence of all these discriminatory actions that are happening within the Bham city limits.

  22. 24

    Bradley Clark

    That makes it discriminatory?

  23. 25

    Bradley Clark

    Scott Landers
    Perfect choice!
    You volunteering?

  24. 26

    Christie Henson Mckee

    Somebodys cousin must need a job…..

  25. 27

    Anne Snider Steward

    Wasting millions of dollars while our police officers need raises, new gear etc…. okay ..typical

  26. 28

    Michael Stanley

    Bull we don’t need laws for that. Human right commission is part of the UN which the mayor and his chronies let intergrate with police and now we are being advised by them.

  27. 29

    Kelsey McClure

    How is this Trussville news?

  28. 30

    Gary Bowers

    Glad I moved to St. Clair County. Birmingham can go to hell.

  29. 31

    Debra Anderson

    Not gonna change anything.

  30. 32

    Miranda Mason

    Wasting millions of dollars on what?

  31. 34

    Erick Gilkey

    Is it a good idea? In theory? Probably. In reality? Probably not.

  32. 35

    Alec Cunningham

    Excuse me Anne, let me explain to you how this is VERY important to me and so many people in our state. I am a gay man and my boyfriend and I have been in situations where we have been told by staff to leave a bar for being gay and there was nothing we could do about it. Yes, on what’s supposed to be a fun night out with my significant other and some friends, it gets ruined because some people are homophobic. What this ordinance does is makes that kind of discrimination punishable. And because this specifically protects LGBT people, we can now take legal action against a business that tries to shut the door on us for being gay. I just wanted to offer you my experience so that you are aware that this is a huge relief and success for many people that just want to live their life and love who they want to love without being in fear of not being welcome somewhere.

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    Alec Cunningham

    I have my experience to offer. Last year my boyfriend and I went out with friends to a bar that had a dance floor and it started off as a really fun night. But the second that my boyfriend and I started to dance together, we were approached by staff. They told us that we weren’t allowed to dance together and that if we continued to do so, they were going to remove us. In a place that has no law that protects discrimination specifically for LGBT, we had no way to take legal action. The laws in Alabama do not protect people on the basis of sexual orientation. But because of that experience my boyfriend and I hardly ever go out to bars in the area anymore. It’s not worth the chance of getting called out in the middle of the bar for being yourself when all you’re doing is minding your own business. What this ordinance does is protect people in Birmingham from discrimination against them because of their sexual orientation. And it is VERY important to many people. I hope that this helped…

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    Alec Cunningham

    My point of sharing my experience is to show that discrimination against gay people does happen. And when it happens to you it’s a really awful thing. It’s humiliating. It instills a fear where you become afraid to be yourself when you’re in a public setting. It’s not a happy way to live.

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    Alec Cunningham

    We DO need this law, it’s important for many people, and it’s not a radical concept at all… I have my experience to offer. Last year my boyfriend and I went out with friends to a bar that had a dance floor and it started off as a really fun night. But the second that my boyfriend and I started to dance together, we were approached by staff. They told us that we weren’t allowed to dance together and that if we continued to do so, they were going to remove us. In a place that has no law that specifically protects discrimination for LGBT, we had no way to take legal action. The laws in Alabama do not protect people on the basis of sexual orientation. My point is that when discrimination happens to you, it’s really humiliating and it instills a fear. Sometimes it’s hard to show any affection toward my partner in public when things like this happen, and that’s not a happy way to live. What this ordinance does is protect people in Birmingham from discrimination because of their sexual orientation. And it is VERY important to many people. I hope that this helped…

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    Linda D. Crumpton

    Erick Gilkey you are right. I’m a proud white southern lady. Just speaking the truth. Exactly who are on the committee? If it is not half white and half black, then it’s just another racist discriminatory committee

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