Monday, October 10, 2011

Michigan Republicans Seek to Strip Local Civil Rights Protections From Gays

Because nothing says "open for business" more than a closed-minded state. All you had to do was say the name "McMillin"... and yeah, it's time to tie the entire Michigan Republican Party to this. They want to give off this impression to the nation, they can own the whole thing.

Republican state Representative Tom McMillin has proposed a law that would forbid civil rights protections that are more expansive than Michigan’s civil rights law.

The measure would apply to local governments, school districts and state agencies. Its aim is to block ordinances that offer legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Right now at least 18 Michigan communities have such laws on the books.

The ACLU promises a lawsuit if this happens.

Know what the real knee-slapper is here? Republicans claim they won't take up anti-bullying laws because it's a "local issue".

You can't make this stuff up.

Sure glad they are working on "jobs", aren't you?