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 âgender identity and sexual orientation.â
The directive also states that it will not alter âthe right to freedom of worship or religious belief that the People of the State of Michigan have guaranteed underâ 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with the government that former Governor Rick Snyder included in his anti-discrimination directive, which was rescinded upon the issuing of Whitmerâs directive....