LGBTQ+ Rights

AG could weigh in on Elliott-Larsen, but GOP leader doesn’t favor...

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) will consider asking Attorney General Dana Nessel to review an opinion of her predecessor, Bill Schuette, to decide...

ACLU ‘optimistic’ as AG moves to settle same-sex adoption case

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is seeking to settle a pending lawsuit against the state that challenges Michigan’s law allowing faith-based groups to deny...

Whitmer’s LGBTQ directive could face lawsuit on religious grounds

The head of the State Bar’s Religious Liberty section is seeking to file a lawsuit that would challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new executive directive...

MI Dept. of Civil Rights will take discrimination complaints during federal...

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MCDR) on Thursday put out a notice that it is still handling discrimination complaints, even as federal agencies...

Whitmer signs directive barring LGBT discrimination

Jeynce Poindexter fought back tears this morning. The Equality Michigan transgender specialist and victim advocate witnessed Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivering on a campaign...

Nessel calls Schuette ‘very gracious’ in AG transition

Dana Nessel, Michigan’s first Democratic attorney general in 16 years, had kind words about her Republican predecessor. Nessel told the Michigan Advance in an exclusive...

Into the Snyder-verse: The guv’s Lame Duck act doesn’t save his...

What can you say about Michigan’s manic, marathon Lame Duck session except that it could have been worse? As Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to...

In final days, Snyder issues LGBTQ rights executive directive

Gov. Rick Snyder, who leaves office next week, announced today he signed an executive directive instructing all state agencies and departments not to discriminate...

Court intervention bill pops, undermining new Dem AG’s power

Updated, 5:30 a.m. Dec. 21 In a matter of minutes, Michigan Senate Republicans Thursday afternoon approved a bill that cinches the power of Democratic Attorney...

Schuette and Nessel, who faced off on same-sex marriage case, haven’t...

The Lame Duck session has been marked by a partisan power struggle, with the GOP-led Legislature fighting to strip powers from newly elected Democratic...

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