Saginaw City Council to consider equal treatment LGBT ordinance

A Saginaw city councilwoman says she's taking a stand for the LGBT community.

Annie Boensch is proposing a new city ordinance that would guarantee city residents equal treatment in public accommodations and employment---regardless of their sexual orientation.

Boensch says she wants every Saginaw resident and city visitor to be treated fairly.

The proposed ordinance will be presented at the Saginaw city council meeting on Monday.

â??Iâ??m optimistic. My fellow council members have been fairly receptive. They are completely on board or more than willing to listen and have a dialogue and have a conversation about the value of doing something like that,â?? says Boensh by phone Sunday evening.

Under Saginawâ??s city charter, the council will have to wait to take a vote on the human rights ordinance until the council's second April meeting.

Fridayâ??s meeting starts at 6:30 in the city council chamber.