LGBT

MPRN

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

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Portage City Council has made it illegal within the city to withhold housing, a job or everyday services like health care because of someone’s sexual orientation or the way they present their gender. Six council members voted for the ordinance and one against at a meeting Tuesday evening.


MPRN

(MPRN-Ann Arbor) Celebrations marked the one-year Sunday of the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. 

"PORTAGE, MI -Supporters and opponents of a proposed Portage non-discrimination ordinance showed their passion as more than 50 people turned out to express their views on whether the city should have a law to protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN) Governor Rick Snyder has ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory of the 50 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando-Florida. Vigils around Michigan Sunday night also marked the killings. 

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