|To the Editor: BG council praised for opposing injustice|
|Written by Kimberly and Lawrence Coates|
|Wednesday, 09 September 2009 08:37|
We have seen in recent days the letters by some who object to the decision by the City Council to pass the ordinances expanding protections against discrimination, and we feel compelled to answer. We also were at the City Council meeting, and we were proud of two things: living in a democracy where all can express their views, and living in a community that chose to acknowledge that not just some people but all people deserve equal protection under the law. We believe that the vote shows that Bowling Green is an open and welcoming city. In a year, those who now rail against the ordinance will discover that their lives have not been negatively affected. As Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." We commend the City Council for their vote, and for standing up against injustice.
Kimberly and Lawrence Coates
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