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Page 2 --The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, March 3, 1993

Dems. hope to include gays in civil rights act

by Andrew Taylor
Daily Government Reporter
State legislators are working to
include homosexuals on the list of
groups protected under the Michigan
Civil Rights Act.
Rep. David Hollister (D-Lansing)
and other Democrats seek to add the
passage "sexual orientation" to the
state's civil rights law. Ann Arbor
Rep. Lynn Rivers will co-sponsor
the bill. The bill has yet to be
introduced.
"It says you can't discriminate on
the basis of sexual orientation in
housing, employment, real estate
dealings, public accommodations
and educational institutions," said
Cindy Eby, legislative aide to
Hollister.
The Michigan Civil Rights Act
bans discrimination on the basis of
age, race, gender and religion.
Sexual orientation is not included.
Rep. Jack Horton (R-Belmont) is
leading the opposition to the
proposal.

Horton contends that sexual pref-
erence is not a civil rights issue be-
cause it's something people can con-
trol - unlike their age, race or phys-
ical handicap.
"It's so politically explosive, it'll
never pass. I don't even think you'll
get a hearing on it," he said.
Sen. Majority Leader Phil
Arthurhultz (R-Whitehall) said even
if the bill passes the House, it would
probably be defeated - in the
Republican-controlled Senate.
"The Legislature represents the
general public, and the general pub-
lic doesn't believe that homosexuals
should be afforded the same protec-
tion that other minorities are,"
Arthurultz said.
Former Rep. Perry Bullard (D-
Ann Arbor) introduced the legisla-
tion last November, but the bill did
not pass the House Civil Rights
Committee.
Hollister is continuing the cam-
paign for gay rights where Bullard
left off.

"There have been documented
incidents of discrimination against
gay people in housing and employ-
ment," Hollister told the committee
last month. "We are acknowledging
that this is clearly illegal."
He has been circulating surveys
among fellow lawmakers to gauge
support for the proposal, Eby said.
Eby said most representatives
have not returned their surveys so
she is unable to accurately judge
overall support for the proposal.
"We're in the process of calling
representatives and making sure they
respond to those surveys.
"(Legislators) are pretty hesitant
in doing them. We have received
four back, all of them supportive,"
Eby said. "The results we are getting
are from the Democrats ... but four
is not a good number."
Democrats will meet with gay
rights leaders in two weeks to dis-
cuss the specifics of the bill, includ-
ing a possible introduction date.
"This is a long-term project,"

Eby said.
Eby said supporters of the bill
know they have an uphill battle
ahead of them.
"We're fairly certain ... Gov.
(John) Engler would not sign the
bill, and whether or not we would
have enodgh for passage anyway
still remains to be seen."
John Truscott, Engler's press sec-
retary, said the governor does not
see the necessity of the proposed
changes.
"The current civil rights laws,
which are some of the strongest in
the nation, currently provide ade-
quate protection for homosexuals,"
Truscott said.
Six Michigan cities have local
ordinances prohibiting discrim-
ination based on sexual preference:
Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Detroit,
East Lansing, Flint and Saginaw.
The proposal would not require
affirmative action for homosexuals
or legalize homosexual marriages.

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The Medical School Information Fair
Saturday, March 6
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Michigan Union

Information Fair
Pendleton Room
Admissions Deans' Panel
Anderson Room

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Meet with representatives from:
The University of Chicago - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine'-
Case Western Reserve University -'Indiana University - University of Illinois'-
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine'- Medical College of Ohio'-
Medical College of Wisconsin -'University of Michigan - Michigan State
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Lisa Ruby eats an ice cream cone on t
Condict watches jealously.
PPIH
Continued from page 1
viewed as "prejudicial."
The dean and the executive
committee placed the moratorium on
admitting students in December as
part of the termination process.
The department still cannot hire
new faculty and the department's
courses must be approved by the
dean's office.+
The memo continues, "We will
offer admission to a limited number
of qualified students who can
demonstrate that they can complete
the program within a two-year
period."
Several members of the
University Board of Regents and
University President James Duder-
stadt admitted that proper procedures
were not followed when the
executive committee began the dis-
continuation process for PPIH in
December.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker
said he supported the decision to
admit students.+
"I believe it's a reasonable ac-+
commodation in response to the re-
quest from faculty and students to
lift the moratorium," he said.
He said he hopes the process can
now go forward and move to a
resolution.
HEALTH
Continued from page 1
ing their Entree Plus as a meal re-
placement without balancing their
diet. Fast food has become their
primary source of nutrition. People
need to re-evaluate their choice of
food items."
Cianciola saidlhe hopes to extend
the idea to the University Club and
the Michigan League in the future.
Nelda Mercer, renowned author
of several nutritional books, is cur-
rently checking the accuracy of the
nutritional information provided by
each restaurant.

PETER MATTHEWS/Daily
he steps of Angell Hall as Kee
Prof. Yuzuru Takeshita, PPIH
chair, criticized the decision. He said
it came too late in the admissions
process - after the University
called prospective students and told
them the department cannot accept
applicants. He also said the decision
is too constraining to the depart-
ment's size to do much good.
"Even when we have no publicity
like this, only one-third of our stu-
dents that we admit end up coming
here," he said.
Neither Osborn nor members of
the executive committee would
comment on the decision.
PPIH faculty and students will be
meeting tomorrow to discuss what
they will do next.
"We're still trying to understand
the full implications of this particular
decision," Takeshita said.
PPIH Prof. Jason Finkle wrote a
memo to Duderstadt, Whitaker and
the regents to express his dismay at
the decision.
"Unless this action by the Dean is
turned around immediately, the les-
son that I can draw from this experi-
ence is that it is unwise - if not sui-
cidal - to question or challenge the
arbitrary decisions of Deans or
Executive Officers of this
University," he wrote.
A committee has been set up to
ensure that procedures are followed
for the remainder of the process.
"Ms. Mercer agreed to work on
these for us to make sure we had the
correct information," Whittaker said.
Early response to the boards has
been positive.-
"Considering the growing num-
ber of people who are becoming
health conscious, I think it's good,"
said Tracy Williams, a Little
Caesar's manager.
Other fast food employees
agreed.
"I think if you give people an op-
portunity to see the content of the
things that they're getting, then they
can make a more informed choice,"
said Greg Gumaer, an employee at 0
Subway.

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send one representative to the
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Open House
Tomorrow, March 4 at 6:00 pm
MSA Chambers"
Become a part of an organization created to
move studel itleadership forward and
have your input heard!
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A backward glance,
a forward look
This isyour moment
Iyou have something to say
to classmates,family, andfriends:
Here is your Vportun ity

Wanted:
Student Speakers for the 1993
LS&A Spring Commencement
(Third annual competition)

Who:
What:
When:

All LS&A seniors eligible to graduate by the end
of Winter Term 1993.
Two students will each deliver a 2 minute
commencement speech at the LS&A Spring
Commencement on Saturday, May 1 at 12:00
noon in Michigan Stadium.
The deadline for entries is Monday, March 15 at
5:00 pm. All speeches will be judged by the
LS&A student commencement committee. Final
selections will be made by Monday, March 29.
Send typed texts to:
LS&A Development and External Relations
350 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

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