Go ahead – poll me.

InForum regularly features polls about current topics in the news.  The polling interface they use allows you to see the current tabulation of the poll results.  I often check the results of these polls as I believe they give a sense of in which direction the community is leaning – well, at least the select portion of the community that visits InForum and takes the poll.

Today’s poll was prompted by an article about a proposed Fargo ordinance that would make discrimination against residents on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in regard to employment or housing illegal.  The group meeting this week to discuss the proposed ordinance includes: Fargo Commissioners Melissa Sobolik and Mike Williams, North Dakota State Rep. Josh Boschee, Fargo School Board member John Strand, and Dave Lanpher, chairman of the Human Relations Commission.”  What a perfect topic to ask InForum readers about right?

The poll question:  Should Fargo enact an ordinance protecting residents from discrimination in employment or housing based on sexual orientation?

The poll results when I checked this evening:

Results Votes
Yes 311
(51.6%)
No 273
(45.3%)
Don’t know 19
( 3.2%)
Total Votes: 603

Well now, isn’t that interesting?  The majority of folks completing the poll believe Fargo should enact an ordinance protecting residents from discrimination in employment or housing based on sexual orientation.  How do you like them apples?  This equal rights stuff seems to be catching on.  And if you poll me I’d have to say that it has been long in the coming.

Good job Melissa and Mike!  Thank you for your commitment to making equal treatment mandatory.  I don’t need a poll to tell you that the LGBT Community and all its supporters are grateful for your efforts…and remember, the majority is with you. ;-)

Day one thousand four hundred and thirty-five of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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