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'One Baton Rouge' resolution dead

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Posted: Jul 28, 2010 10:20 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Jul 28, 2010 10:43 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: One Baton Rouge, Metro Council, homosexual, tolerance

The Metro Council dropped a resolution promoting diversity that included tolerance for gays.

The newspaper ad questioned the "special recognition" and was signed by more than 50 ministers.
The resolution outlines tolerance and acceptance of all people living in Baton Rouge, including homosexuals. The phrase became the focus of a full page ad taken out by area pastors refusing to accept it as a provision of "One Baton Rouge."

It's the straw that broke “One Baton Rouge's” back. Some don't think the city has to prove its tolerance. Mayor Kip Holden says investors can test the city's tolerance for themselves.

Joe Traigle, one of the men behind “One Baton Rouge” says he will not bring the One Baton Rouge resolution up again.

Mayor Holden did tell News 2 he hopes the discussion regarding tolerance will continue on both sides.

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