Activists and civil libertarians are concerned about proposed legislation from a Republican lawmaker that would gut local non-discrimination ordinances that offer protections to groups not covered by the state’s civil rights law…
…“Discrimination is happening right now. If local political leaders don’t want to wait for Lansing to do the right thing by protecting all people — including our gay and transgender neighbors — from discrimination while making Michigan a better place for business, then cities should have the ability to step up and lead,” says Jon Hoadley, executive director of Unity Michigan, a coalition pulled together to push for change in legal status for LGBT people in the state.
The group has launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign to raise awareness that in those places in the state where there is not a local ordinance, it is legal to fire some one for their sexual orientation or gender identity. The campaign includes downloads to “hide” one’s sexual orientation by playing into gender role stereotypes.
Read more at the Michigan Messenger.