Chamblee’s gays find champion in straight pol

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imageMark Wedge (photo) scored a big win in Chamblee during the Nov. 3 election — well, he did run unopposed — and now the straight, married father of two Dachshunds will champion an anti-bias ordinance in the DeKalb municipality.

If the measure becomes law, it would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation against city workers. Chamblee would join 10 other governments in Georgia offering similar protections.

From Southern Voice:

Chamblee City Council member Mark Wedge said he will introduce legislation to add sexual orientation to the city’s non-discrimination policy. The measure will be discussed at the Council’s work session on Thursday, Nov. 12, and voted on at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, he said.

Wedge said he was inspired to initiate the legislation after the city of Doraville, also located in the northeast metro area, enacted a similar policy.

“It’s just the right thing to do,” Wedge said.

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