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Posted on: February 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Brookings and Strategic Partners Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

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Brookings, SD – The City of Brookings, Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Brookings Economic Development Corporation, and the Brookings School District formally oppose any legislation that targets our LGBTQ community. The City of Brookings and those partners listed herein specifically oppose Senate Bills 88, 93, and 109 and House Bills 1057 and 1215.

The City of Brookings and strategic partners strongly value inclusive laws, policies, and services for LGBTQ residents who proudly live and work in the Brookings area. It is because of these values that the City of Brookings once again received a score of 100 on the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) in 2019.

The City of Brookings and strategic partners are committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity to the highest level in the Brookings region. Through diversity-forward initiatives in conjunction with Brookings Human Rights Commission, South Dakota State University, Brookings Area High School and more; we oppose any discriminatory legislation and support the equal treatment of all.

For more information, please contact:

  • City of Brookings: Chelsie Bakken, cbakken@cityofbrookings.org
  • Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce: Kelsey Doom, kelsey@brookingschamber.org
  • Brookings Economic Development Corporation: Al Heuton, al@brookingsedc.com
  • Brookings School District: Michelle Vande Weerd, michelle.vandeweerd@k12.sd.us

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