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News from Progress Michigan

April 16, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Progress Michigan Calls for Boycott of Dieseltec

MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding discriminatory comments made toward the LGBT community by the owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Mich.

“Discriminating against people because of who they are or whom they love is wrong — period. That’s true no matter what industry we are talking about. It’s time that people start taking action not only with their votes and voices, but with their wallets,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “We need to show both lawmakers and business owners that intolerance will not be welcome in our state. In the same way that this business owner shouldn’t be threatening the LGBT community with refusal of service, we discourage people from threatening the business owner for his beliefs. Instead, we would encourage everyone who supports the LGBT community to show their solidarity by doing business at another establishment.”


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