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Senates adopts ELCRA expansion to include LGBTQ rights

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The Michigan Senate voted today (WED) to expand Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include LGBTQ rights.

Democratic Senator Jeremy Moss was handed the gavel to preside over the vote on his bill to expand Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

“A majority of the members elected and serving having voted, the bill is passed.”

Earlier, he delivered his final argument to the Senate. Moss said it’s taken four decades to add LGBTQ protections in housing, employment and public accommodations.

“And when this vote comes on the board, you will tell generations of people yet to come that they have a future, too.”

Three Republicans crossed over to join Democrats on the 23-to-15 vote to adopt the bill. Opponents argued the bill could infringe on religious rights.

The bill now goes to the state House.

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