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Michigan Republicans Want Their Chance In The Anti-Trans Spotlight, Too Think Progress  •  May 27, 2016 Michigan’s Republican lawmakers seem to be feeling a bit left out of the anti-transgender backlash sweeping state legislatures and attorneys general’s offices. This week, it got its own bill limiting restroom use for transgender students and made its own attempt to push back on the Obama admini
White House LGBT Summit in Dearborn looks at school policies, transgender youth Michigan Radio  •  April 21, 2016 White House and federal officials met with LGBT advocates in Metro Detroit on Thursday, as part of a summit focused on creating safe schools and improving health for transgender youth. The Department of Education has said for more than a year now that under Title IX, schools are legally required to
Michigan nondiscrimination amendment crosses first hurdle Spectrum  •  December 30, 2015 The Board of State Canvassers approved the petition, which is seeking to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation, according to Michigan Live. Fair Michigan, the organization leading the effort, will now have to get about 315,000 signatures of regis
News Analysis: Michigan’s Pre-ballot Battle Pride Source  •  November 19, 2015 Two weeks ago Dana Nessel, the attorney who first brought the DeBoer case — one of four marriage cases decided by the Supreme Court in June which led to full marriage equality in the United States — announced that she was driving an initiative to place on the 2016 presidential ballot a q
Winning Our Rights (In Michigan) PrideSource  •  October 28, 2015 Equality Michigan‘s brand-spanking new executive director gives us great vision for their state: “It’s time. If there’s one thing that LGBT people in Michigan can agree on is that it is clearly time we updated our statewide nondiscrimination law to include all of us. You know
Texas Anti-Trans Campaign Could Set The Stage For Michigan’s Own Civil Rights Battle Pride Source  •  September 10, 2015 A new advertisement running on radio stations throughout Houston, Texas — described as “vulgar” and “misleading” — could be a harbinger of what LGBT advocates in Michigan could face as the community gears up to finalize a strategy to amend the state’s non-di
Opinion: Michigan’s Religious Exemption for Adoption Agencies Not True to Families The Donaldson Adoption Institute  •  August 20, 2015 Families should be allowed to come in all forms. I have one of the greatest family dynamics there is right now. I came out as gay two years ago, and I was married to a woman for 17 years and have a son who is 12. We have a great relationship as a family, which […]
Michiganders Support More LGBT Protections Public Policy Polling  •  July 1, 2015 With gay marriage legal in Michigan now voters want to take the next step and ban discrimination against LGBT people in employment and housing. 68% support a law making it illegal to fire or deny housing in Michigan because someone is gay, lesbian, or transgender to only 25% who are opposed. 56% of
Michigan Bill Would Require Clergy to Sign Off on Marriages The Detroit News  •  June 19, 2015 In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, some Michigan lawmakers have proposed a set of bills that could road-block same-sex couples seeking to marry. This week, state Rep. Todd Courser, R-Lapeer, introduced three House bills that would end government involvement in
Michigan Newspapers Agree: Anti-adoption RFRA is Bad for Families, Bad for the State Freedom Michigan  •  June 18, 2015 The editorial boards of some of Michigan’s largest newspapers have weighed in on the anti-adoption RFRA bill Governor Snyder signed into law last week, with one clear message: This misguided law is bad for families and the state. Read more here.