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MCRC Seeks Public Comment on Scope of Sex Discrimination Prohibited Under ELCRA

At the July 24th meeting of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Equality Michigan (EQMI) asked the Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) to issue an interpretive statement to clarify that the prohibition against sex discrimination in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) includes protection against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.

In order to ensure that it is considering all points of view, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is soliciting public input on the EQMI request. Beginning at 12:00 pm noon on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 through COB on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the Department will accept public comments on the EQMI request at

If you wish to submit public comment in the form of a video in American Sign Language, please upload the video to a web-based video hosting site such as YouTube and send the URL to the video to

The Commission will address the request at their Sept. 18th meeting in Lansing, Michigan.

Read the letter to MCRC from Equality Michigan here. Find the EQMI press release on the Request here.

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