LGBTQ+ Rights

Demas: Same-sex marriage has been legal for 4 years. A Michigan...

It's been a slow, simmering summer in Lansing. Republicans running the Michigan Legislature, who used to incessantly brag about their impressive fiscal prowess by finishing...

Michigan ACLU to represent Williamston LGBTQ group in federal lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan will represent a student-run LGBTQ group in an ongoing lawsuit that seeks to ensure LGBTQ students...

Michigan State Police adds gender identity hate crime category

The Michigan State Police (MSP) has added a hate crimes category for attacks against people based on their gender identity, department spokeswoman Shanon Banner...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 —...

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