Since Michigan gained a Democratic trifecta, the legislature has been hard at work restricting law-abiding Americans’ 2nd amendment rights, making Michigan a more hostile environment to businesses, and expanding the state’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to further a woke agenda.
Already, nearly half of Michigan’s young residents have said that they plan to leave Michigan as the state continues to bleed young people.
Already, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a law that expanded the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include LGBT people.
This week, a law was passed that will expand the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect people against hair discrimination as well.
“Let’s call it what it is: hair discrimination is nothing more than thinly veiled racial discrimination,” said State Senator Sarah Anthony.
A similar bill has been passed in state legislatures across the country called the CROWN Act.
The legislation is just the latest in a series of bills passed since January of 2023 that have rapidly turned the formerly purple state in to a radical left-wing state.
On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would ban gay and gender conversion therapy for people under 18, which could criminalize therapists who attempt to talk minors out of receiving so-called ‘gender-affirming care’.
Only two Representatives voted against the CROWN Act bill, Representative Steve Carra and Representative Neil Friske.
Former Republican Michigan Representative Mel Larsen, one of the authors of the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, said that the legislation was unnecessary as the “original intent, and the intent still, is that every citizen of Michigan has the right to be protected under the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act.”
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is about to sign the CROWN Act into law at an event in Lansing this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/zgYDplPldy
— Craig Mauger (@CraigDMauger) June 15, 2023
Business-unfriendly Lansing lawmakers have outdone themselves by recently passing the risible CROWN Act legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support.
The Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, amends the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act “to include hairstyles as an aspect of racial identity that cannot be discriminated against in the workplace.”
The legislation was championed by State Sen. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) who also created the micrownact.com website to “collect stories of people who have been impacted by hair discrimination.” There aren’t many anecdotes on the website, and the ‘discrimination’ drama featured was school-centric not workplace-oriented.
For the record, ERG thinks it’s rude to belittle other folks’ ‘dos, whether they are twists, braids, beehives, pink highlights, ombre extensions, or buzz cuts.