Michigan Petition That Would Constitutionally Prohibit LGBT Discrimination is Approved

  • metta

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    Dec 31, 2015 9:00 PM GMT
    Michigan Petition That Would Constitutionally Prohibit LGBT Discrimination is Approved

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    Dec 31, 2015 9:28 PM GMT

    Oh boy,

    Even if they get the required amount of signatures to put it on the Nov ballot, expect HEAVY backlash from the republican controlled government and its legislators, not to mention the state of Michigan, 6th circuit court controlled, Reagan Democrat, tea party base.

    They should be able to get enough signatures but I wouldn't be surprised if the right wing launch a complete fear mongering campaign (as they always do), complete with bathroom scaring, child molesting, school indoctrination, workplace christian rights, type videos that will probably be affective at the ballot box, majority red state Michigan people are not that bright

    This sounds like it is going to be very messy, Michigan is very homophobic and segregated. In the last decade or so, the state has lost a majority of it gay community due to the unfriendly laws and its job loss. Whatever is left of the gay bars or clubs have to share 'gay nights', with 'straight nights' because there just isn't enough gay people to go around.

    Should be interesting to see come Nov, despite the resistance of the right wing controlled state government, if the people of Michigan actually vote to amend their constitution. As we know, the tea turd 'constitution' party will be all over this. icon_rolleyes.gif

  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 31, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
    The republican Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder supports protections for gays and lesbians. There are some conservative, right wing legislators primarily from the remote Upper Peninsula and the predominately conservative Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area that are strongly opposed to gay and lesbian protections but most of Michigan is quite gay friendly. It will be a difficult challenge but I think most Michiganders will vote yes for this amendment to their state constitution. If the sponsors of this petition want this to be successful, they should cut out the transgender radicals and make this only for the GLB community. This alone could help weaken and reduce fierce right wing opposition from both the Upper Peninsula and the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area.
  • Apparition

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    Jan 09, 2016 4:03 AM GMT
    If the financial people in michigan were smart they would declare most of detroit "gay only" Make it a mecca (excuse the irony) for gay people, in walled off communities (doesnt matter where, just pick a nice 20x20 block area, buy everyone out, and let the gays work their magic on the old houses).
    The economic benefits would be unprecedented.