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SCOTUS hands victories to religious groups in birth control, employment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with...

Whitmer renames Lewis Cass Building ‘Elliott-Larsen Building’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed an executive order  to rename the state-owned Lewis Cass Building in downtown Lansing to the “Elliott-Larsen Building,” honoring...

Grand Rapids judge leaves church after being denied communion for being...

On Nov. 23, 2019, Judge Sara Smolenski received a call from the Rev. Scott Nolan at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Nolan requested that Smolenski, who presides...

How Black Lives Matter has changed Pride Month

On June 28, 1970, New York City hosted the first Pride march, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Fifty years later, the COVID-19 global...

Moss on LGBTQ Pride Month: ‘I’m begging for respect in the...

For the sixth time as a state lawmaker, state Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) on Wednesday urged his colleagues in the Senate to pass a...

Susan J. Demas: Trump was elected to hurt the ‘right people.’...

When Donald Trump emerged disheveled and broken from Air Force One Saturday after what was supposed to be his triumphant comeback on the campaign...

Susan J. Demas: How long will Michigan LGBTQs have to wait...

Amid the unfettered joy unleashed by this week's surprise U.S. Supreme Court decision barring LGBTQ discrimination in federal law — thanks in great part...

Mich. LGBTQ rights leaders prepare for next steps after SCOTUS ruling

Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that established that individuals can’t legally be fired based on their gender identity or sexual orientation, Fair...

SCOTUS ruling protects LGBTQ workers from job discrimination

WASHINGTON — In a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that employers can’t legally fire people because of their...

Judge extends deadline for LGBTQ ballot initiative signatures

A state judge on Wednesday granted an LGBTQ rights group’s petition drive extra days to collect the necessary signatures to put their question on...

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