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When is Equal NOT Equal?
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When is Equal NOT Equal?

If you haven't been following the saga of Until Love is Equal, here's the quick version. On June 15, the Holland City Council voted against an ordinance that would have protected LGBT persons from discrimination in employment and housing. Until Love is Equal quickly mobilized as a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to provide council members with the information to expand their understanding of the need for an ordinance like this to pass. ULIE attended city council meetings, printed T-shirts and flyers and organized fundraisers and events. Recently, ULIE raised funds to purchase a billboard.

They approached CBS Outdoors, a local billboard company as well as an affiliate of the New York-based company CBS Outdoor, part of the same company that runs the network station. This company treated ULIE differently than it has treated other nonprofit organizations in the community.

In September, ULIE submitted via email their artwork [pictured] to CBS Outdoors. CBS Outdoors Account Executive Tracy Wink shortly replied to ULIE co-leader Michael Tuffelmire. According to Tuffelmire, Wink said the company felt posting the ULIE billboard would potentially cause issues...

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