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Michigan LGBT Groups Hold News Briefing to Launch a State-Wide Non-Discrimination Campaign

October 11, 2011

Today, representatives from Equality Michigan, the ACLU, Affirmations and the Unity Michigan Coalition are holding a press conference on an urgent matter concerning the LGBT community and anyone who cares about civil rights.

The coalition of groups sent out the following message in a Media Advisory:

Did you know in Michigan, you can actually be fired from your job if someone at work thinks you are gay or transgender?   On National Coming Out Day, Tuesday October 11, gay and transgender leaders will host a special news briefing to launch a state-wide campaign to urge the legislature to change the law to protect all Michiganders at work.

Michigan has the nation’s highest unemployment rate, hovering at 10.9 percent — with those numbers, how can employers actually fire someone just for being gay?  Despite the economic crisis and the bad laws already on the books, Michigan legislators introduced HB5039 and HB5040 just yesterday. If successful, these bills would further legislate employment discrimination against gays and transgender people in our state.

We will follow this legislation and communicate any action steps that people are encouraged to take.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2011 11:25 pm

    people should let people be what they want, it’s there business.

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