Saturday, April 4, 2015

Madison, WI first in nation to pass ordinance protecting atheists


Madison, WI via CityofMadison
"It's really making a big statement that we're not going to put up with discrimination in the name of God. That being a believer doesn't mean you can discriminate," Freedom From Religion Foundation co-founder Annie Laurie Gaylor said. 
No one spoke out against the proposal. 
Atheism is now added to the city's long list of protected classes which, in part, includes: sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, handicap/disability, marital status, source of income, arrest record, conviction record, credit history, military discharge status, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, political beliefs, familial, student and domestic partner status, receipt of rental assistance and Social Security number disclosure.
I miss Madison. An isthmus of civilization in an otherwise dodgy region. (Well, outside of Scott Walker's office anyways.)

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