Press Release: EQMI Lauds Reintroduction of Bills to Amend ELCRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2017   CONTACT Stephanie White swhite@equalitymi.org 734-657-9588 EQMI Lauds Reintroduction of Bills to Amend Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act   Lansing, MI— Today, Equality Michigan joined lawmakers in Lansing to announce the reintroduction of legislation that would amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations.   “Everyone in Michigan, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserves to be treated fairly and equally under the law. Throughout the business community, this is what we support,” said Jim Murray, President of AT&T Michigan and Chair of Equality Michigan. "Passing needed reforms to...

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Press Release: Victory for LGBTQ Rights in Jackson

For Immediate Release April 11, 2017   Contact: Nathan Triplett Director of Public Policy and Political Action 517-719-6499 ntriplett@equalitymi.org   VICTORY FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS IN JACKSON END OF COURT CHALLENGE MAKES EQUALITY THE LAW   JACKSON, MI, April 11, 2017 — Today, Jackson Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson ruled to accept a consent order between Jackson Together and the City of Jackson that finally allows the city’s nondiscrimination order to take affect. As of today, April 11, 2017, anti-LGBTQ discrimination is no longer legal in Jackson. Jackson joins over 40 other cities across Michigan that have steadily modernized their laws to protect all citizens over the past 50 years.   “For nearly...

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Press Release: Jackson Together Files Suit Against Clerk and City of Jackson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Nathan Triplett; Conner Wood Organization: Equality Michigan; Jackson Together Telephone: 517-719-6499; 517-618-1453 Email: ntriplett@equalitymi.org; jacksontogether2017@gmail.com   Jackson Together Files Suit Against Clerk Wrozek and City of Jackson  April 6, 2017 - Jackson, MI – Jackson Together has filed suit against Jackson City Clerk Andrew Wrozek and the City of Jackson. The lawsuit outlines numerous violations of the both the Jackson City Charter and state law related to a deficient referendum petition aimed at repealing the City of Jackson’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) and allowing discrimination in Jackson. The suit  asks the Circuit Court to order Clerk Wrozek and the City to decertify the referendum petitions and refuse to...

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