Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Take Action: North Carolina YMCA Discriminates Against Gay Family

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is refusing to give a family membership to Mark Maxwell and his partner Timothy Young and their children. All other metropolitan YMCA's in the state do recognize gay families for their family membership rate.

The family in question was told that only couples legally married under North Carolina law or those who file joint tax returns are eligible. However, same-sex couples are not afforded these rights in North Carolina. The chief executive said that the policy will be reassessed shortly and that it is done so every four or five years.

Demand that the Northwest NC YMCA amend its policy to embrace gay/lesbian families.

President and CEO

Curt Hazelbaker, President and CEO, x 6239 - c.hazelbaker@ymcanwnc.org


Sam Franklin, VP of Operations/Executive Director, (336) 838-2152 s.franklin@ymcanwnc.org

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
Association Office
Winston Tower, 301 N. Main Street, Suite 1900
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336.777.8055
Fax: 336.777.6345
Email: info@ymcanwnc.org

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