There were two victories for equality in Bowling Green after all

We’ve written several times about the right wing effort the ballot measures to repeal Bowling Green, Ohio’s non-discrimination ordinances. After election day, it was unclear which side had prevailed. But, all the votes have been counted — and our side won on both measures. Via email from One Bowling Green:

Finally. The day for which you’ve all worked so hard, and the day we’ve been anxiously awaiting has arrived. Bowling Green can now truly be called a fair and welcoming community as the votes have been tallied and certified by the Wood County Board of Elections.

The results:

Ordinance 7905

Housing

YES: 4767 (52.7%)

No: 4284 (47.3%)

Ordinance 7906

Employment, Public Accommodations, & Education

YES: 4635 (51.7%)

No: 4338 (48.3%)

Every single hour, every single conversation, every single dollar raised and spent, and every single action—however small—was a vital part of the victory today.

Congrats, One Bowling Green!


On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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