As usual, our little city-- and a well-known gay one at that!!!--- West Hollywood is a pioneer in measures that later, sometimes decades, become the norm in America.
Early Tuesday morning, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would ban the sale of fur apparel — the first such ban in the nation, city officials believe. A final vote will take place in October before the measure becomes law.
“This is a tiny city, so it’s mostly symbolic,” said Councilman John D’Amico, who sponsored the fur ban. “I think the impact will be heard from here to Fifth Avenue. People will talk about what a fur ban means in a new way.”
Council members acknowledged that shoppers in search of furs can buy as many as they want at boutiques just a few blocks away in Beverly Hills.