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National and State Equality Organizations Unite Behind Nondiscrimination Protections for Michigan

National and State Equality Organizations Unite Behind Nondiscrimination Protections for Michigan 
National and state organizations working to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people issued the following statement today regarding the status of nondiscrimination protections in Michigan:
“We all support the need to advance inclusive and comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community of Michigan. We agree with Governor Snyder that it’s time to update Elliott-Larsen so that Michigan can be a competitive destination for top talent.
“No one who wants to work hard and provide for themselves and their families should face discrimination.
“We share this important goal and believe that it is best achieved by working together.
“Victory in Michigan requires thoughtful planning and, most importantly, sitting down with all of the many communities and groups whose support and engagement will be essential to successfully updating our laws. Any attempt to move forward without a clear path to victory is ultimately a disservice to the LGBT people who live in Michigan and risks dividing our community and others who deserve protection from discrimination.”
ACLU-Michigan
Equality Michigan
Kalamazoo Gay & Lesbian Resource Center (KGLRC)
LGBT Detroit
LGBT Network of West Michigan
Perceptions
Ruth Ellis Center
American Unity Fund
Equality Federation
Freedom for All Americans
Human Rights Campaign
National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund
Transgender Advocacy Project
Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo)
Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield)
Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor)