Content Filed Under: Michigan

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Great Lakes State.

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What to Expect When You’re Electing: 2020

By Shane Stahl • November 2, 2020, 9:51 am Not only is the highest office in the land up for grabs, but newly elected officials could consider and pass federal and state legislation to protect LGBTQ people in key areas of everyday life including housing, employment, and public spaces.
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In Roundtable with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michiganders Call for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Adam Polaski • March 12, 2019, 10:15 am Last month, on Thursday, February 21, supporters of LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections gathered with United States Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib at the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, Michigan to discuss the harms of discrimination.
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Executive Orders: One Step Closer to Winning Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 11, 2019, 10:28 am In just the past few weeks, four governors have issued executive orders implementing statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in state and local public employment.
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Republican Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

December 28, 2018, 6:46 pm Snyder’s order will require state contractors to include nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ employees and applicants.
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Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ Equality

By Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
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Faith Leaders in Michigan Speak Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • October 26, 2018, 1:45 pm Over the coming months, faith leaders like the ones who spoke at this event on Friday will meet with elected officials and share their stories, highlighting why their faith compels them to support comprehensive LGBTQ protections.
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Flurry of Local Ordinances Builds Momentum for Nationwide Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • October 2, 2018, 5:19 pm The trend in passage of local nondiscrimination protections continues momentum for a federal bill.
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The LGBTQ Cases to Watch at the U.S. Supreme Court This Term

By Adam Polaski • October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm The Supreme Court could hear any number of cases concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination during their upcoming term — take a look at our analysis here.
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Federal Judge Rules that Case Challenging State Support of Discriminatory Adoption Agencies Can Proceed

By Shane Stahl • September 14, 2018, 5:52 pm The ruling will allow the case against the state's support of discriminatory adoption agencies to proceed.
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Michigan Appellate Court Sends Portion of Locker Room Case Back to Lower Court

By Jon Davidson • August 1, 2018, 12:06 pm The court held that Planet Fitness failed to adequately disclose its inclusive public accommodations policy to a patron.
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Michigan Attorney General Contradicts State Civil Rights Commission and Walks Back LGBTQ Protections

By Shane Stahl • July 26, 2018, 3:13 pm The state's civil rights commission will soon meet to discuss AG Schuette's decision.
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Anti-LGBTQ Organization Asks SCOTUS to Review Case of Transgender Woman Who Faced Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 24, 2018, 2:28 pm The filing of the cert petitions kicks off a weeks-long process where parties on both sides of the dispute weighs in. The Supreme Court Justices are likely to conference on the petitions and decide whether or not to grant review in the fall of 2018.
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Local Steps Forward: Big Moves for LGBTQ Protections in Cities, Counties, School Districts and More

By Shane Stahl • July 20, 2018, 10:03 am LGBTQ nondiscrimination news at the local level for the months of June and July.
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VIDEO: Same-Sex Couple Heads to Court to Challenge Michigan’s Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Law

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 10:45 am The case could serve as an important litmus test regarding the constitutionality of discriminatory adoption law.
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In State After State, Americans Reject Anti-Transgender Discrimination on the Ballot

By Shane Stahl • July 3, 2018, 10:28 am A compilation of instances where voters have rejected anti-transgender discrimination.