Anti-discrimination ordinance passed by Marquette City Commission

Dec 15, 2015

MARQUETTE, MI--   The City of Marquette has adopted a new anti-discrimination ordinance.  

Mayor pro-tem Sarah Reynolds

The rule says employers, landlords, and others cannot discriminate against anyone based on their race, sexual orientation, gender, or religion.  Those that do face penalties. 

Mayor pro-tem Sarah Reynolds says the ordinance reflects positively upon the city and its officials. 

“Well, it shows that we are open here,” she says.  “I think Marquette has always been kind of an open society and we tend to accept most people in our group.  But it also shows that you can come here, we will accept you, and you don’t have to worry about being judged for who you are.”   

The City Commission passed the ordinance unanimously Monday night.  It’s the first of its kind to be adopted in the Upper Peninsula.