DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Suburban Lansing officials have voted to extend civil rights protection to gay people, and they're debating whether to ask Michigan to do the same.
The Delta Township board has scheduled a discussion Nov. 4 on a resolution asking the state Legislature to amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to extend anti-bias protection based on sexual orientation.
Last Monday, the Eaton County community's board voted 6-0 to bar discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation against gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/1df3apy ) reports that a standing-room-only crowd packed the board's chambers for the meeting.
Township Supervisor Ken Fletcher says he believes the board has "moral obligation to act."
Lawyer David Kallman opposes the law and says it means "people of religious faith can't act on that faith."