Springfield’s SOGI Law Could Land you in Jail
This is the link to General Ordinance # 6141, also known as the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity ordinance. http://www1.springfieldmo.gov/bills_pdfs/ORD6141.pdf
I have highlighted certain portions that I found particularly troubling. My comments on line 11-13, I find that the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights is (charged with fostering mutual understanding and respect is laughable. In my research of Human Rights Commissions, I find very radical homosexual advocacy groups imbedded within them, and in most cases directing their activities. These groups are extremely hostile towards Christians and they are in charge of making sure we all behave. 11 WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community 12 Relations (“Commission”) is charged with fostering mutual understanding and respect 13 while preventing discrimination among all communities in Springfield;
In line 424 refers you to Sec.62-133 of the penalty part of the City Code, which refers you to Section 1-7, which I listed below. A conviction for maintaining your right of conscience and property rights are fines and imprisonment. Penalty section of General Ordinance 6141 below. (Pay close attention to section1-7) 420 Section 5 – The Springfield City Code, Chapter 62, Human Rights, Article III, Fair 421 Housing, Sections 62-133, 62-134, 62-135, 62-136, 62-137, 62-139 and 62-148 are 422 hereby amended as follows: 423 424 Sec. 62-133. – Penalty. 425 426 Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article or who shall fail to obey 427 process issued under section 62-143 requiring attendance at a meeting and/or the 428 production of documents at a meeting shall be punished upon conviction thereof in a 429 municipal court as provided by section 1-7.
- Sec. 1-7. – General penalty; continuing violations. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other ordinance of the city or provision of this Code to the contrary, whenever in this Code or any other ordinance of the city an act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, and no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this Code or other ordinances of the city , or both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation of this Code or any other ordinance of the city shall continue, such violation shall constitute a separate offense. In no event shall any person be imprisoned for a period of more than 180 days for a violation of this Code or any other ordinance of the city, whether such imprisonment shall be because of sentence of imprisonment or because of failure to pay a fine imposed, or because of both such a sentence and failure to pay a fine imposed.
- Lines 320-325 Gives the Human Rights Commission incredible powers. This group of unelected, untrained law enforcers, and accountable to no one but the Mayor, shall be able to enter your home and seize documents and question you and others in your home. 320 In the course of any investigation authorized under this article, the commission shall322 other evidence or possible sources of evidence, and may examine, record and copy323 such materials and take and record the testimony or statements of such persons as are325 Freight Sys., Inc. v. Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights of City of Springfield.Direct link to the penalties of (non-existent) discrimination. Scroll down to Chapter 62-Human Rights.
- Chapter 62-Human Rights.
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- 321 have access at all reasonable times to premises, records, documents, individuals or
- (Code 1981, § 1-7; G.O. No. 5280, § 2, 7-14-2003)