Lansing, MI (PRWEB) December 21, 2006
Michigan Equality's Board of Directors, the states largest member-based LGBT organization, proudly applauds the City of Lansing on the passage of the Lansing Human Rights ordinance.
"The time has come for Lansing to stand up and take its rightful place as a leader for Civil Rights in the region," says Derek Smiertka, Executive Director for Michigan Equality. "Our 37,000 members were excited to see the City of Ferndale voters overwhelmingly pass a similar measure this year, we are ecstatic that the City of Lansing has done the same through their council."
Recognizing the need for basic civil protections for all residents, Michigan Equality is proud to stand by other local organizations to defend the freedom of all Lansing citizens. Doug Meeks, President of Michigan Equality adds "freedom for a select few is not what this country was founded on." Meeks adds, "All citizens in Lansing and throughout the state of Michigan have a right not to be discriminated against; Michigan Equality is prepared to stand with the Lansing City Counsel and other local organizations fighting to ensure equality for all citizens in Lansing."
About Michigan Equality
Michigan Equality is a statewide political organization dedicated to building a broad base of support to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.