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Ypsilanti City Council votes to make it illegal to discriminate someone based on prior misdemeanor convictions

9/20/2020, 11:00pm

Questions within city council have arisen on the effectiveness of its Discrimination Ordinance, however the council unanimously voted to approve the addition of misdemeanor convictions as a protected class.

Ypsilanti’s Discrimination Ordinance now prevents “actual or perceived” discrimination based on someone’s prior misdemeanor and felony convictions. Victims of discrimination may file a lawsuit against anyone who violates the ordinance. Those who violate the ordinance may be subject to fines and state and federal law.


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