LGBT discrimination

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation to make attacks on LGBT people a hate crime in Michigan was rolled out Wednesday with the support of at least two Republican state lawmakers. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s largest county has formed a special unit focused on solving and prosecuting crimes against LGBT people. 

(Kalamazoo Gazette) The City of Portage will consider passing an anti-discrimination ordinance. Portage city council members approved a motion to research ordinances that protect people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Portage would join several Michigan cities in enacting anti-discrimination ordinances, including Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Township, and Oshtemo Township.


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan LGBT advocates are examining the results of an election in Houston on a local human rights ordinance to glean lessons that can be applied to a similar effort in Michigan. 

"CASSOPOLIS, MI — An openly gay Southwest Michigan pastor has said he was forced to resign earlier this week because he has a partner." (Kalamazoo Gazette)