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Deserving a promotion

By |2006-10-05T09:00:00-04:00October 5th, 2006|Uncategorized|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman

Two of the following public servants are seeking a promotion this November from State House to State Senate, and one is running to retain the seat to which she was first elected in March of 2006. All of them deserve your vote.

Representative Glenn Anderson, D-Westland, is running for a promotion to replace the anti-gay state Senator Laura Toy in the 6th. Toy voted for a Senate Concurrent Resolution urging the State Supreme Court to put a halt on domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples; Anderson has sponsored every pro-equality bill to come before the House
and is the champion of Matt’s Safe Schools Law, which would require a ban on bullying in all of Michigan’s public schools. Visit

Senator Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, is running to retain the seat she won in a special March election to replace newly-elected Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. Whitmer has also put her name on every piece of pro-equality legislation to be introduced in Michigan’s House. And
while she hasn’t yet had a chance to make her mark on the Senate, we’re sure she’s going to do great things for the cause of equal rights for all.

Representative Carl Williams, D-Saginaw, is running to replace the virulently anti-gay Senator Mike Goschka, R-Brant Township. How anti-gay is Goschka? He once wrote, “Simply put, no homosexual or lesbian union is ever appropriate; rather, it is utter perversity.” Fortunately, Goschka isn’t running this time. Williams is. And while we don’t know anything about his Republican opponents (who did not return Voter’s Guide questionnaires), we do know that Williams sponsored Matt’s Safe Schools Law.

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