Coulter Backs Legislation To Add LGBTQ Protections To Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act

Pontiac, Michigan – Oakland County Executive David Coulter applauds Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia) for introducing bills to expand civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community. As the first openly gay man to be elected to countywide office in Oakland, Coulter noted that the effort to expand the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act has been a decades-long struggle that deserves action now:

“It’s past time for the Legislature to include protections for the LGBTQ community into the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act,” Coulter said. “The business community has long understood the value to their workforce and Michigan residents have shown widespread support for more inclusion. It’s unacceptable that it’s taken Republicans in the Legislature so long to recognize that it’s just plain wrong that members of the LGBTQ community can still be fired or refused housing just because of who they are and who they love.”