LGBT Community Hopeful Michigan Legislature Will Act On Governor's Challenge

May 29, 2014

The local LGBT community is hopeful the state legislature will take Governor Rick Snyder up on his challenge for them to vote on civil rights protections for the LGBT community before the November elections.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Credit michigan.gov

Mary Larkin directs Eastern Michigan University's LGBT Resource Center.  She says EMU's LGBT students are a talented bunch who can't wait to get out of Michigan because of the state's outdated civil rights laws. 

Jim Toy Community Center President Sandi Smith says including protections for LGBT residents in the Elliott-Larsen act is critical to creating an inclusive society, and to recruiting and keeping talented people.