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The Elliot-Larsen act protects people in Michigan against workplace discrimination. But right now in places across Mid-Michigan, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community does not get that protection.
Some Meridian Township trustees want to change that, like Angela Wilson.
"We have the authority to step up and its time that we do step up and protect our residents," said Angela Wilson.
Right now under current state law, the LGBT community can be discriminated against in Meridian Township in the workplace.
"Do we value and respect and want to uphold human rights for all of the residents? Yes we do," said Wilson.
At the last Township board meeting, the board discussed adding an employment section to their human relations ordinance.
They would be looking to potentially add groups that aren't protected by state law: LGBT, sexual orientation and identity as well as HIV status.
But some board members believe the state law needs to be changed, not a local ordinance.
"If we want to be serious about discrimination, we should be doing it at the state level, state wide so that you have uniform law," said Milton L. Scales, trustee in Meridian Township.
Some people call the amendment to the ordinance "feed good" legislation.
"We will be calling on the legislature to finally step up to the plate, provide protection for all people in the state of Michigan against legislation," said Scales.
But advocates say adding an amendment to protect the LGBT community is necessary because it is a problem.
"There are people who are facing discrimination right here in the capitol and throughout the state of Michigan every single day," said Gina Calcagno, field director at one capital region.
The township is looking to discuss this item further at their next township board meeting on Tuesday, October first.
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