Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance Challenged

Opponents say it could lead to boys using girl's bathrooms

ROYAL OAK - Monday night, Royal Oak City Commissioners will have to address the city's human rights ordinance yet again.

Opponents of the city's proposed law are challenging the measure says it could lead to boys using girl's bathrooms at schools and will limit the rights of businesses to serve only the customers they wish.

Elected officials passed the local law March 4 but opponents launched a petition drive that stopped it from taking effect.

The commission has three choices: repeal the ordinance, put it up for a citywide vote in a special election, or put it on the ballot of the Nov. 5 general election.

Voters in the city rejected a similar human rights ordinance in 2001.

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