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News from Progress Michigan

March 31, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Progress Michigan Calls on Gov. Snyder to Join Growing Boycott of Indiana; Promise Veto of Similar Legislation

Move would send a signal that Michigan stands against hate 

MICHIGAN — Today, Progress Michigan urged Gov. Snyder to join governors in Connecticut and Washington and ban all state funded travel to Indiana in light of the enactment of a discriminatory law that would allow for a license to discriminate against members of the LGBT community. Progress Michigan is also calling on Snyder to take a clear stand and promise to veto any similar legislation.

“Banning the use of taxpayer funded travel to Indiana will send a clear signal that Michigan values inclusive policies and will not stand for legalized discrimination,” said Hugh Madden, communications director at Progress Michigan. “This is an opportunity for Gov. Snyder to stand up against hate and invite those disinvesting from Indiana to take a look at investing in Michigan.”

In addition to the states of Connecticut and Washington, numerous private businesses such as Apple, the NCAA and others have expressed concern with the new Indiana law.

“Indiana has become a national embarrassment and Michigan citizens deserve to know that our Governor will not allow this type of legislation to become Michigan law,” Madden continued. “Gov. Snyder should promise to veto any bill that would threaten the rights of Michigan’s LGBT community.”



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