Reading between the lines of the recent article about the death of the non-discrimination ordinance in Scottsdale reveals the failure of Councilwoman Virginia Korte to carry the torch for the LGBT community, which incidentally is my community.
It’s even worse than the author describes. Korte’s effort to ram this through was from the beginning pure politics, designed as a wedge issue to use in Korte’s now-abandoned mayoral challenge against notorious homophobe Jim Lane.
And don’t think for a second that Milhaven wasn’t in on Korte’s plan. Dumping the effort was just as political, and allowed Korte to do an election-year side-step.
Traditional Arizona values would suggest that when you agree to a deal, you have to live with the very points negotiated in the deal.
After all, it was Milhaven who famously said, “That was then, this is now,” when she voted to renege on a city agreement with residents of the ADW neighborhoods regarding height of development at the west end of the Waterfront.
Source: The public is not getting the full story on Scottsdale LGBT non-discrimination ordinance | Scottsdale Independent