LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Witmer proclaimed June Pride month in the state this week.
Michigan TV station NBC25 reported that Witmer, a Democrat, signed the proclamation on Monday.
Governor Whitmer said,
“This is an important step in ensuring LGBTQ Michiganders are treated with the respect they deserve, but there’s still more work to do/ We must all press forward to ensure Michigan steps up to the forefront of advancing civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, and that includes expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect everyone, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. Nobody should lose their job or their home because of who they are or who they love. Making Michigan a more open, inclusive state benefits our communities, our businesses, and our economy.”
“When we work together to ensure our state requires that everyone is treated equally under the law, we are able to recruit and retain the talent Michigan needs to thrive/ No matter who you love or how you identify, you are welcome and wanted here.”