Tell Michigan Lawmakers to Protect LGBTQ Rights
Tell Michigan Lawmakers to Amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act Now
Michigan’s LGBTQ+ community’s struggle to ensure equal protection under the state’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) of 1976 has been going on almost as long as the act has been in place.
Now, the decades-long effort to pass a law explicitly stating that ELCRA’s protections include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression could finally become a reality. Doing so will guarantee all members of the LGBTQ+ community in our state will be protected from discrimination in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations.
Last year, the Michigan Supreme Court, in what was a landmark ruling in Rouch World, LLC v. Department of Civil Rights, cited the precedent set in Bostock when it ruled that ELCRA’s broader protections under state law also extend to LGBTQ+ people.
We can build upon the Supreme Court's ruling to create a more just society. We can secure comprehensive nondiscrimination protections by urging Michigan representatives and senators to pass Senate Bill 4 and House Bill 4003, which would amend ELCRA to explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identity under Michigan law. Send an urgent message to your state lawmakers now!
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