Summer means fewer UUs in the media

It was a light news week for stories featuring UUs, but they still popped up in a few stories around the nation.

At a recent City Commission meeting, Mount Pleasant, Mich., approved a new anti-discrimination ordinance that was initially proposed by a citizen group and backed by the UU Fellowship of Central Michigan. The ordinance will prevent discrimination in the employment, housing, and public accommodation of individuals based on their race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, family status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. (7.10.12)

Members of the Oak Ridge, Tenn., UU Church are considering a commercial development company’s request that they move from their current location by a busy intersection where a shopping center is planned. (Oak Ridge Today – 7.6.12)

The Boone, N.C., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship donated a portion of its Sunday morning collection to the Watauga Literacy Association, which offers free tutoring to increase adult literacy. (Watauga Democrat – 7.9.12)