FLINT, Mich. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status:
“People are often surprised to hear that – until today – employees could still be fired or discriminated against at work simply for being gay or transgender. Discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is wrong, and it’s particularly meaningful to see a conservative court agree. Today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court is a historic win in the fight for LGBTQ equality, and Michigan needs to follow in the court’s footsteps by expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for gender identity and sexual orientation.”
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