The following statement can be attributed to Tim Daman, president and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce in regards to the U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender employees:
“The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is pleased that, as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, federal law prohibits discrimination in the workplace against gay, lesbian and transgender employees. Consistent with our continued support of adding LGBT protections to the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act, the LRCC believes protecting workers from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin is absolutely essential to fulfilling the promise of equality. Combatting discrimination also allows our diverse workforce and free enterprise system to reach its full potential.
In 2015, LRCC, as part of the Michigan Competitive Workplace Coalition called for LGBT inclusion in Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. We believe then as now that LGBT protection must be a vitally important part of our workforce development and talent intention strategy in Michigan. As a state and as a region, we need to continue to be very open and very inclusive in providing and bringing in the best talent that we can.”