gay rights

Gay Lesbian Resource Center
9:26 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center Names New Executive Director

Kalamazoo Pride Festival - file photo
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The Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center has named a new executive director. 

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8:55 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Whirlpool, OutCenter of Benton Harbor Represent Change in Attitudes on Gay Rights

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Benton Harbor company's CEO part of business group calling for state law to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation
A tectonic shift has taken place across America over the past 10 years in the acceptance of same-sex marriage and the gay lifestyle. A 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 51 percent of Americans support allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry.
10:35 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Coalition of Businesses Urges Ban on Discrimination Against Gay People

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Lawmakers are considering a revision of the state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act
LANSING - Ten employers in Michigan have teamed up to push lawmakers to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's civil rights protections. Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976 prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status, but not sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
7:26 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Highly-anticipated court case on same-sex marriage begins Tuesday

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The trial is expected to last eight days
Kids. Parenting. Religion. A federal judge will confront all three issues Tuesday as Michigan's highly anticipated trial on same-sex marriage gets under way - though the focus is expected to be more on parenting than gay rights.
7:23 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Governor Snyder open to discussion on adding gay and lesbian protections to state's anti-discrimination law

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House Speaker Jase Bolger has also discussed updating state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, responding last week to anti-gay comments made by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, called the remarks " discriminatory" and suggested they had no place in any political party.