Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Granholm bans discrimination in public employment.

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public employment. Discrimination in private employment remains legal.

Michigan joins nine other states - Washington, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Deleware - which ban discrimination in public employment. Thirteen states - California, Nevada, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. - ban discrimination in both public and private employment.

Discrimination in public employment remains legal in 27 states, and discrimination in private employment remains legal in 37 states.