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Amid the wave of anti-LGBTQ bills sweeping the nation, this state just did some amazing for queer people

400 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in 38 state legislatures this year alone.On Wednesday, Michigan’s House of Representatives voted to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s 1976 Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), a law that forbids housing, employment, and public accommodations discrimination against people’s age, skin color, height, weight, familial status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, and sex.Republicans repeatedly blocked Democrat efforts to add LGBTQ+ protections to the bill as far back as 40 years ago, the bill’s gay sponsor Sen. Jeremy Moss (D), said.

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