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StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay says it’s important to capture the stories of people who faced a “wall of silence” historically.

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Last week brought a federal appeals court decision upholding Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. 


A group of Michigan business leaders says the state should ban job discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The Gongwer News Service says Business Leaders for Michigan announced the proposal Thursday. It wants protections for gay and lesbian job seekers added to the state's Elliott- Larsen Civil Rights Act. It prohibits discrimination because of race, religion, gender, national origin, or disability. The group says extending protections for sexual orientation would help improve Michigan's business climate.

House Speaker Jase Bolger has also discussed updating state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act

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