LGBT

State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A teen was recently attacked in Muskegon County. Officials say it was because he’s gay. Now some prosecutors and lawmakers are calling on the legislature to expand the state’s hate crimes law. 

Courtesy of Ken Arthur

The Pastor of Phoenix Community Church in Kalamazoo says he was taught that God was loving, but also was going to send non-believers to hell. Ken Arthur says that thinking caused to leave the church for a while.


Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking state Attorney General Bill Schuette for a formal ruling on whether it has the authority to extend housing and employment protections to gay, lesbian, and transgender people. That’s after an attorney from his office torpedoed a proposal the commission was on the cusp of adopting. 

8th graders work on a math assignment at Covert Public Schools
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan State Board of Education deadlocked along party lines Tuesday on a model student code of conduct. The major issue was protecting students from discrimination based on their gender identity. 

Olga R. Rodriguez / The Associated Press

Dyrk Hamilton says if transgender people had been allowed to serve openly while he was in the Air Force and Air National Guard it wouldn’t have changed how he carried out his duties, but he would have enjoyed life more.


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