LGBT

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.


State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State Representative Jon Hoadley says anyone who think it’s OK to discriminate against LGBT people should be disqualified from holding office in the state. The Kalamazoo Democrat says voters will have a chance to make their voice heard on the issue next year.


Democrats Call For LGBTQ Protections

May 30, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers in the state House and Senate are once again calling for more legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. 

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