Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) is a state-wide network of Unitarian Universalists and our allies who work together for progressive change.
Michigan UU Clergy Caucus Takes Stand
to Amend Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act
During October, 24 UU Clergy (click HERE to see list) endorsed the following statement in support of amending the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act to extend equal rights to Michigan citizens from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
"As clergy, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We speak out to ensure equal protection for all who live and love in our State of Michigan. As people of faith, we call on our elected officials to amend the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Michigan residents."
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Congratulations to all who demonstrated and who called Michigan legislators. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (HR 5958) died in the 2014 lame duck session of the Michigan legislature. In the name of religion, this bill would have allowed corporations and individuals to discriminate against women, gay and transgender persons and others. We must continue to be vigilant.