Friday, May 31, 2013

Johnson County Board of Supervisors Approved "Pride Month 2013" Proclamation

The Board of Supervisors here in Johnson County, IA, voted 3-1 in favor of a Pride Month proclamation yesterday. Republican Supervisor John Etheredge voted against the proclamation and Democratic Supervisor Terrance Neuzil was unable to vote either way since he was away helping with county floor preparations. Most likely, he would have voted in favor of it, given his past voting record on this issue.

Here is the content of yesterday's proclamation:
JUNE 2013

WHEREAS, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people across the nation celebrate pride in their culture and community in the month of June; and

WHEREAS, the whole community is strengthened and enhanced through the contributions of all its diverse citizens; and

WHEREAS, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in Johnson County will celebrate Pride Month in June with a parade and festival on June 15, 2013.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2013 to be:


and encourage Johnson County residents to recognize the many contributions that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals and communities have made to our County.
I know that some people are upset that this wasn't a unanimous vote. For better or worse, the BOS has been torn on this type of resolution in the past. It's important to note that the resolution passed.

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