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Friday, January 27, 2023 12:00 AM

Celebrating the Introduction of Bills to Amend the Elliott-Larsen Act

On the first day of the 2023-2024 session, our new legislators took immediate action to introduce two important bills that MLA is proud to endorse and support. Senate Bill 0004 and House Bill 4003 which mirror each other in language, were presented by a large group of senators and house members to amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act 453 of 1976 to include sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression as part of the long list of discriminatory practices. The Act currently prohibits discriminatory practices, policies and customs in the exercise of those rights based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status.

We are in full support and will work with our legislators to help make this a reality!

Equality Michigan is asking us to show support for the amendments to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act by having our friends, families and allies sign a petition. Their statement reads, “Today's action by legislators sends a clear message that discrimination has no home in our state. Modernizing the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act would ensure LGBTQ+ people have explicit, comprehensive, statewide protection against discrimination.”

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