Council member explains rights stand
Mike Campbell gives views against proposed gay rights ordinance, calling it too limited.
By JAMES QUIRK Jr.
Although he opposes adding sexual orientation to the list of protected classes in Burlington's anti–discrimination ordinance, City Councilman Mike Campbell favors a law that would protect everybody, including homosexuals, from discrimination.
Campbell commented during a Monday meeting that he's against a gay rights ordinance proposed by the city's Human Rights Commission and that he believes the commission should follow Christian principles.
Campbell, an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church, said because of his belief in the Bible, he believes homosexuality is wrong.
Coincidentally, Campbell's sister, Kristina Campbell, a Maryland resident, is a lesbian and has entered into a civil union with another woman.