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  • Non-Christians Given 'Special Consideration' In Union Teacher Contract

    03/19/2014 10:58:48 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    The teachers union contract in Ferndale Public Schools in Oakland County gives "special consideration" to applicants who are of "the non-Christian faith." Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment and public services on the basis of religion.
  • URGENT -- MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HITS WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

    01/09/2010 4:44:46 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 443 replies · 22,776+ views
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    URGENT -- MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HITS WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • Iraq war protester says arrest won't keep him silent

    07/21/2006 9:37:16 PM PDT · by Fireinthehole · 5 replies · 599+ views
    The Macomb Daily ^ | July 10, 2006 | Christy Strawser
    "The reason this happened was they were warned, they could hold any sign they wanted as long as it didn't say 'honk' on it," Kitchen said. "They were warned a couple of weeks ago. They decided to test it, evidently." Police Chief Michael Kitchen said . . .it's illegal to "incite people to sound their horn when not reasonably necessary." Kittila said. . . police first approached protesters in mid-June and said the signs urging people to honk had to go because they caused too much noise. . . changed the signs to say 'Ferndale police say don't honk if...
  • Ferndale (where else?) mayor, minister plan mass gay wedding

    05/27/2004 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 16 replies · 331+ views
    AP ^ | 5-27-04
    Ferndale mayor, minister plan mass gay wedding The Associated Press 5/27/2004, 9:21 a.m. ET FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Mayor Robert Porter and a minister plan to officiate at the mass wedding of up to a dozen gay couples outside City Hall next week to demonstrate support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Michigan. Porter said he is taking part in the ceremony June 5 at the request of the Rev. Mark Bidwell of the Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit, located in Ferndale. The mayor said he hopes his presence sends a message that gay people should be allowed to marry legally....
  • Finding hope in gay enclaves

    01/15/2003 8:48:29 AM PST · by scripter · 22 replies · 654+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/15/2003 | Tatsha Robertson
    <p>ERNDALE, Mich. - One of Detroit's biggest developers has been advertising vacant lofts in local gay publications, taking a lesson from the economic rejuvenation of this nearby suburb and trying to lure gay residents to move into the city.</p> <p>''It's very true that Ferndale hit its stride because of the positive influence of gays,'' said David Farbman, president and chief executive of the Farbman Group, a real estate corporation that advertised the lofts. ''In order for Detroit to expedite what it can become, it has to have a strong gay community.''</p>
  • MCRGO Ferndale Lawsuit setback (Judicial Activism strikes, Ferndale CCW ban STANDS(for now))

    06/12/2002 10:47:05 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 29 replies · 361+ views
    MCRGO members, Today our lawsuit against the City of Ferndale was dismissed by Judge MacDonald of the Oakland County Circuit Court, despite us having valid Michigan law and even an Attorney General's opinion on our side. We cited the Michigan CCW law in which the legislature intended for all permit holders to be able to carry in all areas not set off-limits by the legislature, and we cited the pre-emption statute passed by the legislature in 1990 where they struck down all city and county gun bans identical to the one that ferndale passed. We even showed how the Michigan...