Michigan Governor drops religious exemption from pro-lgbt state laws
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a directive that removes a religious exemption for faith-based groups contracting with the government, possibly opening the door to forcing them to endorsing LGBT causes.
Gov. Whitmer announced Monday that she had signed Executive Directive 2019-9, an anti-discrimination measure that defines sex discrimination to include â€śgender identity and sexual orientation.â€ť
The directive also states that it will not alter â€śthe right to freedom of worship or religious belief that the People of the State of Michigan have guaranteed underâ€ť the state constitution.
However, it lacks a specific exemption for faith-based groups contracting with the government that former Governor Rick Snyder included in his anti-discrimination directive, which was rescinded upon the issuing of Whitmerâ€™s directive....