LGBT discrimination

1:36 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Snyder Wants Lawmakers to Consider Amending State Law Banning Discrimination

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Michigan law does not include protections for sexual orientation
MACKINAC ISLAND -- Key business groups signed on to a push to protect gay employees from discrimination at this week's Mackinac Policy Conference, where top political leaders also signaled a growing interest in taking up the issue this year.
8:55 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Whirlpool, OutCenter of Benton Harbor Represent Change in Attitudes on Gay Rights

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Benton Harbor company's CEO part of business group calling for state law to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation
A tectonic shift has taken place across America over the past 10 years in the acceptance of same-sex marriage and the gay lifestyle. A 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 51 percent of Americans support allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry.
10:35 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Coalition of Businesses Urges Ban on Discrimination Against Gay People

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Lawmakers are considering a revision of the state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act
LANSING - Ten employers in Michigan have teamed up to push lawmakers to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's civil rights protections. Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976 prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status, but not sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
6:46 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Oshtemo Township board moves ahead with anti-discrimination ordinance

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Ordinance would include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Oshtemo Township trustees hope to have a draft non-discrimination ordinance to review at their August 13 meeting, after the board voted 6-1 at its Tuesday meeting to support development of a non-discrimination ordinance. The resolution the passed by the township board, with Trustee Dave Bushouse dissenting, outlines five things the township will do: 1.
6:32 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Oshtemo Township to consider LGBT non-discrimination policy

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City of Kalamazoo has a non-discrimination ordinance, Kalamazoo Township is developing one
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP -- Oshtemo Township will draft a non-discrimination policy that covers the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and amendments to its employee handbook to protect LGBT township employees from discrimination while it looks into developing a non-discrimination ordinance that protects the LGBT community.