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SW Michigan
12:09 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Michigan Business Leaders Urge Ban on Gay Discrimination

Credit WMUK

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.

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7:23 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Governor Snyder open to discussion on adding gay and lesbian protections to state's anti-discrimination law

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House Speaker Jase Bolger has also discussed updating state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, responding last week to anti-gay comments made by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, called the remarks " discriminatory" and suggested they had no place in any political party.
7:17 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Arcus Center Executive Director stepping down

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Center's Academic Director Lisa Brock will take over day to day leadership for now
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - As its new home takes shape at the top of Academy Street, changes are coming to Kalamazoo College's Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Jaime Grant, who had served as executive director for three years, has stepped down to focus on her role as project director for the Global Transgender Research and Advocacy Project, the college said.
6:03 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Battle Creek City Commission approves anti-discrimination ordinance, raise for city manager

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One commissioner votes against ordinance providing protection against discrimination for lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgender people
Despite a handful of residents who spoke out in opposition, Battle Creek City Commissioners voted 6-3 to grant City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama a 2 percent raise Tuesday night. The move increases Tsuchiyama's annual salary to $124,950 from $122,500. Vice Mayor Elizabeth Fulton and commissioners Jeff Domenico and Dave Walters cast the dissenting votes.
6:12 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Effort begins in Battle Creek to end discrimination against gays

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Group wants to collect 1,000 petition signatures before next City Commission meeting
About 40 people gathered Tuesday night at St. Thomas Episcopal Church to find a way to end employment and housing discrimination against non-heterosexuals. Currently, gay, lesbian and transgender people can be refused jobs, fired and discriminated against for housing if they are perceived to be or present themselves as outwardly gay.