On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the East Lansing City Council passed a resolution calling on the Michigan Legislature to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity without further delay. We are pleased to see that East Lansing is standing up and encouraging the State of Michigan to take action and enact a solution that is fully inclusive.
“No one should have to live in fear that they could be legally fired for reasons that have nothing to do with their job performance – especially in this uncertain economic climate. This legislation, which protects all people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, strikes a balance and is an important step to ensuring that all Michiganders are treated fairly and equally under the law,” stated members of the Unity Michigan coalition, which includes ACLU of Michigan, Affirmations, Equality Michigan, the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center, KICK – The Agency for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender African Americans, the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Ruth Ellis Center.”
Last night, the City of Marquette became the first city in the UP to pass a resolution in support of amending the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. We are excited to see Marquette standing up in favor of fairness and equality for all people, including gay and transgender people.
Last night, the Sterling Heights City Council voted 7-0 in support of a nondiscrimination ordinance that protects all people, including gay and transgender people, from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. Sterling Heights is the fourth largest city in Michigan, so this is a huge win for the State of Michigan. Congratulations Sterling Heights on becoming the 36th municipality to protect all of its people.
Last night, Canton Township voted 6-1 in support of a nondiscrimination ordinance that protects all people, including gay and transgender people, from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. Congratulations Canton on becoming the 35th municipality in Michigan to protect all of its citizens.
On April 21st, 2014, the Adrian City Commission approved a nondiscrimination ordinance that ensures that all people in Adrian are treated fairly and equally, including gay and transgender people.