Lansing’s efforts to fire or evict someone for being gay and illegal are increasing
LANSING, me. (FOX 2) – – The LGBTQ community is optimistic that it will ultimately be illegal to fire or evict someone for being gay. There are three ways to get there.
Lansing seeks to outlaw the right to fire or evict someone if they’re gay
The LGBTQ community is optimistic that it will ultimately be illegal to fire or evict someone for being gay. There are three ways to get there.
The movement believes it has garnered enough petition signatures to bring this to the nationwide vote next year, and the polls suggest that it would.
But gay Democratic Senator Jeremy Moss is confident he will get the GOP votes to get the 18 votes he needs to pass this now.
“And I can tell you with absolute confidence that we have the 18th vote, the 19th or 20th vote. So I know if we put this to the vote in the Senate today, it would happen,” said Moss.
Over at Michigan House, a Democrat claims enough Republicans will support this, but right now some aren’t willing to co-sponsor it.
“There have been Republicans I’ve spoken to who are willing to vote for it but don’t want to sponsor it. We could get it through the House if it came to the vote,” said Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.
But the problem is getting it to vote. So far, Senate GOP Chairman Mike Shirkey and House GOP Speaker Jason Wentworth have not signed the approval of a vote, and without that measure, the measure is dead.
This transgender lawyer says you are either for us or against but we will win.
“We are no longer asking for permission to have respect for our lives and to be recognized as human beings. It is far from over,” said Jeynce Poindexter, Trans Sistas of Color Project. “We don’t ask, we push. Either you want to be with us or you don’t, but we go.”
If the bill dies, that is the third option for now. The legislature has another option to simply approve the proposal for a petition campaign. If this is not the case, you will automatically have to decide on the decision of the voters in November 2022.