Leaders of businesses large and small, along with a large and growing bipartisan majority of Michigan residents agree: updating the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act is the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do, and now is the right time to do it. 

It is right because everyone in Michigan, whatever race, gender, religion, physical characteristics, sexual orientation or gender identity deserves to be treated fairly and equally under the law.

It is smart because Michigan’s continued economic growth relies on keeping and attracting talented, hard working, determined people… Michiganders who take pride in their contributions and invest their time and talents in their work and their communities.

It is the time because we have already waited too long. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Michiganders know this. Voters understand this. Economic growth needs this. And simple fairness requires this.

Inclusiveness and diversity—words we’ve had at Herman Miller for years and ideas we’ve honored here for decades—have become the best way we know how to build a lasting and resilient community. Inclusiveness and diversity aren’t guaranteed. We will advocate for them and use them to take advantage of the human potential in each one of us.
— Brian Walker, CEO of Herman Miller, Inc.