By Associated Press - Thursday, June 19, 2014

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights has become the latest community in Michigan to adopt a non-discrimination ordinance.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens (https://bit.ly/1icfXQf ) reports the vote was held early Wednesday following a debate that began Tuesday night and included four hours of testimony by supporters and opponents. City council approved the measure by a 7-0 vote.

More than 30 communities in Michigan have adopted similar gay rights ordinances. The ordinance carries with it a maximum fine of $500 for each violation.

Mayor Richard Notte says it’s “an expansion of civil rights” and “the right thing to do for this city.”

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Information from: The Macomb Daily, https://www.macombdaily.com

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