|Mayor Jim Brainard|
Carmel is about to pass a human rights ordinance including LGBT citizens and even gender identity as well.
Mayor Jim Brainard is leading the charge, and his Council is following to the tune of six of seven members. It's due to be considered at its August 17 meeting. A rally is planned before the meeting.
Carmel is, of course, anything but a liberal bastion of Democratic politics. Brainard, however, is smart enough to know that an ordinance like this one in a state with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act makes his city a desirable place to settle for LGBT families. Plus, and most importantly, it's the right thing to do.
Congratulations Mayor Brainard and the City of Carmel. It will soon be illegal to fire someone on Monday for getting married on Sunday in your city! Hopefully, Mike Pence is listening and will allow the statewide agenda to carry a similar protection for LGBT Hoosiers.