Lansing, MICHIGAN — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — condemned the Michigan legislature for passing a second anti-LGBTQ+ resolution criticizing the Michigan Dept. of Education. The resolution called for school staff to out LGBTQ+ students to their parents, even when that would put the student in danger. It also implies that teachers are encouraging students to become LGBTQ+, rather than simply supporting those who are or who think they may be.
The Michigan legislature passed an anti-LGBTQ+ resolution on September 21st as well.
Human Rights Campaign Michigan State Director Amritha Venkataraman released the following statement:
“Within two weeks, the Michigan legislature has passed two anti-LGBTQ+ resolutions. Radical politicians would rather obsess over and endanger LGBTQ+ youth than address the actual problems their constituents are facing. The legislature has made itself clear: it is not interested in the well-being of LGBTQ+ students. Reiterating State Representative Laurie Pohutsky’s message to transgender students in Michigan - we see you, we hear you, and we’re going to keep fighting for you.”
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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