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WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

YOUR TURN: Shelby County's sexual orientation

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

The "Your Turn" mailbox was full of letters this week on the issue of the proposed Shelby County ordinance to protect gays and lesbians from job discrimination. Lynn Maples is one of many people who wrote in favor of the ordinance.

In his words:

"As a Shelby County resident who pays taxes, owns a home and is a gay man, I certainly hope that the county commission remembers that they serve EVERYONE -- white, black, male, female, straight, and gay. It saddens me that a city that was so monumental in the civil rights movement, shivers to be on the same path for gay rights. I'm sure the words spoken by both sides during today's event were echoed some 40 years ago on the streets in Memphis. It is my hope that those elected to make this decision remember one thing -- the separation of church and state."

That's Lynn Maple's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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