LGBTQ+ Rights

Chasten Buttigieg to fundraise in Michigan

The husband of presidential hopeful and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Chasten Buttigieg, is coming back to Michigan for a private June 13 fundraiser,...

In role reversal, ACLU and same-sex couple join adoption lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced Wednesday morning that they, along with a lesbian couple that has previously sued the state over their...

U.S. House passes LGBTQ rights bill over GOP opposition

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers on Friday voted to approve sweeping legislation aimed at barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in...

Column: Transgender people are Americans, too. It’s time we pass the...

There are 30 states in the United States that lack explicit protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Michigan is one of them.   Transgender...

Hall announces for House, would be 1st openly gay woman in...

Tracy Hall, a two-term Democratic Kalamazoo County commissioner, announced this week that she will run in 2020 for a state House seat that will...

Second firm sues Michigan over same-sex adoption settlement

Updated 3:48 p.m. “Religious liberty” firm the Alliance Defending Freedom announced on Friday that it has sued Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)...

McMorrow: LGBTQ conversion therapy is ‘unethical,’ must be banned

State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) introduced legislation this week banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth in Michigan. Senate...

That time when Nessel blasted bigotry against Catholics in Plymouth

Attorney General Dana Nessel has drawn fire from conservative critics about her handling of the Catholic church sex abuse investigation she inherited from her...

Christian group changes tune, will allow same-sex couples to adopt

When the law firm representing St. Vincent Catholic Charities announced last week that it would sue Michigan to prevent the state from forcing religious...

Dems introduce LGBT adoption bills

House and Senate Democrats have introduced legislation expanding adoption rights to LGBT couples. Last month, Attorney General Dana Nessel settled a lawsuit with Kristy and...

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