Central MichiganLife has reported that the Mount Pleasant City Commission  has just unanimously approved a new human rights ordinance under which “traits including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, family status, sexual orientation and gender identity are covered to prevent discrimination in the employment, housing and public accommodation of individuals.”

Seems like a groundswell even from the cities and towns of heartland America to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under the anti-discrimination laws.

Will Congress ever include these categories in federal law such as Title VII?