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DETROIT — Equality Michigan, the only statewide advocacy organization representing Michigan’s LGBTQ community, praised action taken by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Monday, to prohibit discrimination in State employment, public services and state contracting based on a variety of factors, including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
“Modernizing Michigan’s policies to make it clear that discrimination against LGBTQ people will not be tolerated is long overdue,” said Erin Knott, Equality Michigan Interim Executive Director. “We are proud to stand alongside Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as she takes an important step to protect Michigan’s LGBTQ community from discrimination. This is a welcome solution to a problem that our community has faced for far too long.
Knott added that Gov. Whitmer is leading “by example.”
“It’s an example that the Michigan Legislature should follow by taking immediate, meaningful action. First they should adopt rules in the House and Senate to protect their own employees from anti-LGBT discrimination. Then they should, at long last, expand the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to make it fully inclusive for all Michiganders.”