LGBTQ Rights In Michigan

Rights of LGBTQ people in Michigan.

The news out of Michigan is one part positive, one part negative, but there have still been some nice advances in LGBTQ rights in recent years.

LGBT Discrimination Based On Sexual orientation And Gender Identity

  • Fair And Equal Michigan Concedes Defeat In Supreme Court

The Fair and Equal Michigan campaign to get equal protection in the face of discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity has conceded defeat.

Click here to read more about the Fair and Equal Michigan campaign >>

  • Will Voters Get To Vote On LGBTQ Rights In Michigan This November?

Michigan’s LGBTQ residents have yet to see a victory. They are now in limbo as the Michigan board of canvassers has not certified a petition for the November ballot that will expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect LGBTQ people against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

See what happened with the petition to protect LGBTQ people in Michigan >>

  • Bill To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Both Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity In Michigan

Openly bisexual Democratic Representative Laurie Pohutsky has introduced a bill in the Michigan legislature to finally ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Michigan.

Read more about Laurie Pohutsky's non-discrimination bill >>

 

Third Gender Option

  • Michigan Introduces Third Gender Option For ID Cards

Michigan residents now have the option to choose between "M", "F", or the non-binary option "X" on their driver's licenses and ID cards. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says it's time for all states to have the same option.

For more information on the third gender option for ID cards in Michigan, please visit our blog >>

 

Michigan is not the only state in the U.S. that is looking at improving LGBTQ protections. North Carolina has been all over the issue since the moratorium ended.

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Saturday, 13 April 2024