LGBT discrimination

(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)


(Lansing-Gongwer) Leaders of a statewide group that works for the rights of LGBT people say a ballot drive isn’t likely to expand discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

"Washington — Same-sex marriage is the law of the land after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling Friday, so what's next? One certainty is that legal, political and moral debates over legal rights and protections based on sexual orientation are far from over." (Detroit News)