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Hungry4Equality: Week 6

By |2012-09-13T09:00:00-04:00September 13th, 2012|Michigan, News|

“I think it’s absurd that I can be the hardest working and most productive employee, yet still be fired based on my sexuality when it has absolutely nothing to do with my work or ability to do my work.”
– Dan Zelewski

“Simply life changing!”
– Jeff Stutts

“It feels good to be doing something to make a bit of a statement for equality, in all honesty though this doesn’t really feel like enough for me I feel like I should be doing so much more for equal rights for all people not just the LGBT community but for everyone.”
– Bo Skruggs

“This [marriage equality] is a civil matter. Not a religious one. Money that comes from organized religous institutions to fight against our right to marry should be using that money to feed the hungry, house the homeless and employ the jobless. They should lose their non-profit status when they promote hate.”
– Leslie Thompson

“This strike is about human rights for our community. We could be fired for being transgender or gay. Just last week at the Republican convention they mentioned all men are created equal. If that be the case why are we here fighting to be equal. The right to work and not being fired, the right to marry, the right to adopt, the right to live where we want.”
– Michelle Fox-Phillips

“So here I sit with the man that I plan on spending the rest of my life with. We are starting our life together and moving toward the future. These are very basic things that typical folks look forward to, however under current Michigan laws this can be taken away legally and there would be nothing I could do about it. If this is scary and makes you want to change the world, well, good.”
– Bill Korsak

“This is a cause I feel strongly about and I am very happy for the chance to show my support for the LGBT community. I was moved by all the passers-by that showed their support, and hopeful because so many people stopped to read the signs posted in the Affirmations windows and learn about what we’re doing.”
– Kim Kolaz

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