A change of plans Tuesday night for Vanderburgh County officials prepared to redefine the word "family" in exchange for federal funds.
"It's the best signal that we can send as a community to try and attract talent and try and retain talent because people don't want to stay in an area where some folks are worthy of respect and others are not," said Dr. Robert Dion with the Human Relations Commission.
"Well, there is money behind it and of course, you know, if you're going to be a part of the United States you have to play with the federal and state government. It also is what it is. It's fair housing. We want everyone to be treated the same in Vanderburgh County and this does relate to Vanderburgh County," said County Commissioner Marsha Abell.
When asked why not just go ahead and pass it, Abell said, " Well, because if we pass something tonight we might have to amend it."
Abell says the county wants its ordinance to reflect the state's ordinance. With the new Pence administration in place, commissioners want to see what, if any, changes will be made at the state level before the ordinance is looked at again on the local level.
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