News From Rep. Moss

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

“When it comes to adoption, what’s best for the children should always be the guiding principle. Sadly, the Michigan House of Representatives today passed three bills that instead declared an organization’s religious affiliation to be more important than a child’s well-being. As soon as a private entity accepts state tax dollars to provide a public service, it is bound by the Constitution to put aside its religious beliefs that diminish someone else’s rights. These bills...

Friday, February 20, 2015

SOUTHFIELD–Small business owners that hire unemployed veterans would be eligible for tax credits under a veterans employment initiative launched today. The Hire MI Heroes Act, sponsored by Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) in the Senate, will be introduced in the coming weeks and has broad bipartisan support.

“Unemployment is a very real enemy that our veterans shouldn’t have to face alone,” Senator Gregory said. “With the ‘Hire MI Heroes’ legislation, both veterans and small businesses win...

Friday, February 6, 2015

“The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant appropriations provides state funding for two important Parks and Recreation projects in Southfield. The Horsetail Woods acquisition supports green infrastructure for community storm water management and the Inglenook Park renovation will provide improvements to the ball field, ADA-compliant walkways, dugouts and other park enhancements. These projects will provide better access for more people to utilize our park system and allow the city to responsibly manage our natural resources....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

“I was honored to be an official witness at the wedding of two of my friends who were among the 300 same-sex couples married on March 22, 2014. Their long-term commitment to one another is no different than any other marriage recognized by the state. I’m pleased that Gov. Rick Snyder has decided not to challenge Judge Mark A. Goldsmith’s ruling, which validates their marriage in the eyes of the state.

“Gov. Snyder and Attorney...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LANSING — Southfield City Council voted Monday to adopt a human rights ordinance that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The ordinance was first introduced by State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) a year ago during his tenure as a Southfield City Councilman.

“I’m proud of the members of the Southfield City Council who voted to protect the LGBT community within the city’s borders,” Moss...

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