Michigan’s Romney Building Flies Pride Flags for First Time

Breitbart | 6/15/2019 | Staff
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A state building in Lansing, Michigan displayed Pride flags this weekend for the first time in the state’s history.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) ordered that two of the iconic rainbow flags be flown on the George W. Romney Building on Saturday.

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The flying of the flags comes after Whitmer signed a proclamation declaring June Pride Month in the state to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. A police raid on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn triggered a series of riots and sparked the nascent LGBT movement in the United States and around the world.

Whitmer said in a statement that celebrating Pride Month is an important way to ensure that members of Michigan’s LGBTQ community “are treated with the respect they deserve.”

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Whitmer said:

This is an important step in ensuring LGBTQ Michiganders are treated with the respect they deserve, but there’s still more work to do. We must all press forward to ensure Michigan steps up to the forefront of advancing civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, and that includes expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect everyone, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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“When we work together to ensure our state requires that everyone is treated equally...
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