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April 2, 2015
Progress Michigan Lauds RFRA Veto Promise by Gov. Snyder, Calls For More Action
Snyder says he’d veto RFRA without Elliot-Larsen amendment, but more needs to be done
LANSING — According to media reports, Gov. Rick Snyder has vowed to veto a Religious Freedom Restoration Act bill if it heads to his desk without an amendment to the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect the LGBT community. Earlier this week, Progress Michigan called on Snyder to make such a promise.
“We are happy that Gov. Snyder, after intense pressure by Progress Michigan and the progressive and business communities, has strayed from his typical non-committal rhetoric by being absolute in his language about vetoing a RFRA bill in Michigan,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “However, if the Governor is serious about his commitment against discrimination, he should demand that Attorney General Bill Schuette retract his suit in defense of Michigan’s discriminatory marriage ban and call on the legislature to immediately pass an updated version of the Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act to protect the entire LGBT community.”