Bay City Officials Approve Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Bay City officials have approved an anti-discrimination ordinance they say protects the LGBT community.        

Bay City commissioners approved the ordinance Monday with an 8 to 0 vote.

The ordinance also includes protections for people with mental or physical disabilities.

One commissioner was concerned about a part of the legislation that requires city contractors to follow it.

Deputy City Manager Dana Muscott says open bids will not have to sign a form agreeing to the measure, but in the future, all businesses will sign a form agreeing to follow city ordinances.

The new ordinance takes effect this Friday.