Citizens Pack Bay County Commission Chambers for LGBT Ordinance Hearing
This is a scene that will play out town to town, city to city, county by county, and state by state across this nation as this generation’s battle for equal rights will take decades. Persistence is the key, and it will take great personal strength from everyone to last the long distance and to achieve this lifelong goal.
Speaking after the more than three-hour meeting that drew upwards of 100 members of the public, Janelle Lake, a 20-year-old student at Saginaw Valley State University, and Killey’s granddaughter, said she supports the ordinance and takes issue with her grandmother’s remarks, given that her mother — Killey’s daughter — is a lesbian.
“When I was younger, she specifically told me she would never vote in support of anything a Democrat supported because Democrats support LGBTs, but her daughter is a lesbian,” said Lake. “It almost made me feel like she didn’t support me, simply because of what I went through with my mom, and what my mom had gone through.
“My grandmother not supporting my mom was basically saying, ‘You’re the same as her.’ “