The unanimous vote came in front of a capacity crowd at the meeting, WLNS-TV reports, and two weeks after opponents successfully delayed a vote on the ordinance. Some opponents were still in attendance at Monday’s meeting, WLNS reported.
“I believe we have a moral obligation to act,” Township Supervisor Kenneth Fletcher said in support of the ordinance, according to WLNS.
Delta Township joins Delhi Township in recently adopting such an ordinance that’s been hailed by LGBT-rights advocacy groups. East Lansing and Lansing already have similar legislation on the books.
A group called One Capital Region is working to get similar laws passed elsewhere in the area and is active in efforts going on in Meridian Township. The group reports that Delta Township became the 29th jurisdiction in the state with such protections.