Michigan Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger, recently indicated that he was not committing to vote on a bill to include “sexual orientation” and/or “gender identity” as a protected class in the Michigan Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act.
Reporter Tim Skubick asked, “So you are not willing to say there will be a vote on this,” to which Speaker Bolger replied, “I am not.” The Speaker also reiterated his desire to protect religious freedom and rights of conscience.
There has been much speculation about this bill which is being introduced by Republican State Representative Frank Foster (District 107). It should also be noted that one of the biggest proponents is Jim Murray, the President of AT&T of Michigan, who is also interviewed in this news story.
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