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Nessel joins SCOTUS brief arguing for LGBTQ discrimination protections

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 21 attorneys general in signing a U.S. Supreme Court brief arguing that federal anti-discrimination laws should protect LGBTQ...
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Michigan AFL-CIO backs LGBTQ rights push in local governments

Updated, 12:03 p.m. 6/29/19 with additional communities that passed measures One of the state’s largest labor unions has encouraged local governments to formally recognize Pride...

Exclusive: During Juneteenth and Pride, Whitmer stresses importance of her diverse...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared Wednesday “Juneteenth Celebration Day” after kicking off festivities with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist at Lansing Community College last week. The governor...
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Nessel declines to offer opinion on Elliott-Larsen due to SCOTUS case

Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office announced Thursday that it won’t offer a new opinion on one issued by former Attorney General Bill Schuette that...
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Michigan LGBTQ community still waiting for business leaders to step up

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the most recent push to amend Michigan’s civil rights act to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, she pitched it...
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From suing the state to serving as AG: Nessel recalls journey...

Saturday wasn't the first time that Attorney General Dana Nessel was the grand marshal of Michigan Pride. Five years earlier, she served in that role...
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Pro-LGBTQ officials running Michigan is a sea change

Michigan was one of just four states that took its same-sex marriage fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 —...

LGBTQ pols working to build another ‘rainbow wave’ in 2020

In 2004, almost 60% of Michiganders voted to deny same-sex couples marriage rights. The constitutional amendment outperformed former President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign...

Michigan education board approves long-debated social studies curriculum

The Michigan Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve a new social studies curriculum for the first time in more than 10 years after...

Detroit police chief: Nazis wanted ‘Charlottesville II’ at Detroit LGBTQ Pride

Armed Nazis who crashed Motor City Pride over the weekend hoped to spark a repeat of the violence at the 2017 Charlottesville, Va., "Unite...

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