LGBTQ+ Rights

Whitmer declares Snyder era over — except on budget deadlines

Without mentioning his name, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took former Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans who worked with him to task in a sweeping State...

Leaders grade gov. speech on jobs, auto insurance, education and more

There was no shortage of people giving their takes on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech on Tuesday night, including the...

AG will offer opinion, but says Legislature should ban LGBTQ discrimination

Attorney General Dana Nessel said during Friday’s Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) meeting in Detroit that she’s fully prepared to offer an opinion on...

Report: Michigan among worst states for LGBTQ equality

Michigan ranks among the bottom 28 states for LGBTQ rights, a new study says. The "State Equality Index," issued by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)...

Nessel backs Obamacare in court, yanks Michigan from anti-abortion cases

A ruling last month by a Texas judge to potentially kill Obamacare led to a legal intervention today by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel,...

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...

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