Gay rights advocates are putting the pressure on the city and county governments in Jackson, Mich. over their hiring of Crystal Dixon as the city/county human resources director.
Equality Michigan, a statewide gay rights organization based in Detroit, says she's "anti-gay."
In 2008, Dixon lost her HR job at the University of Toledo for writing an opinion editorial letter in the Toledo Free Press that said homosexuality goes against God's divine order.
In the letter, Dixon opined that as a "black Christian woman," she was offended by the comparison of gays to African American "civil rights victims." She argued that homosexuals chose to be gay, and therefore are not eligible for civil rights protections.
She told CBN News last year that she wrote the letter as a private citizen and believed the university violated her free speech rights.
Lawyers from the conservative Thomas Moore Law Center took her case and sued the University of Toledo. The outcome of the federal lawsuit remains unclear.
Equality Michigan says Dixon is not qualified for her new job. The group claims she can't provide equal opportunity and advocate for all Jackson residents.