Equality Michigan @Equality_MI & and Anti-Trust Laws (USA)

Gender Identity Watch

A lesbian lawyer has posited that Equality Michigan, a homophobic GLBT rights organization that has targeted the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, has violated the Sherman Act.  The Sherman Act outlaws “every contract, combination, or conspiracy in restraint of trade,” and any “monopolization, attempted monopolization, or conspiracy or combination to monopolize.”  The U.S. Department of Justice handles Sherman Act complaints, and you can file a complaint here.

In a letter to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the lawyer wrote:

The most obvious among these is the clear violation of the Sherman-Anti-trust act. That Equality Michigan seduced your corporation and other corporations: a.k.a organizations, to enter into a conspiracy to restrain trade and commerce among several states is patently obvious. As you well know, the Clayton Act extended the Sherman Act to encompass “private parties” and provides for recovery of treble damages and the costs of the suit…

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