News from Progress Michigan

September 10, 2014

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Progress Michigan Calls for Gov. Snyder to Weigh in on Elliott-Larsen

LANSING — It’s official: The Michigan Legislature has began discussing amendments to the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Today, Progress Michigan called on Gov. Snyder to weigh in on the issue.

“Gov. Snyder has repeatedly said that the legislature needs to have a ‘discussion’ on amending the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, well that time has come and it’s about time that Snyder weighed in,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Gov. Snyder needs to act like a leader for once in his tenure and tell the people of Michigan how he feels on this issue that is important to so many families. It’s a simple question: Does Gov. Snyder support putting anti-discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity into Michigan law or not? Progress Michigan has always believed that no one should be able to be fired for being gay and that practice needs to end today.”


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