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In 2018 the Michigan Department of Civil Rights reported 44 cases of discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals.
However, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act introduced in the state in 1976 doesn’t protect LGBTQ people. The listed categories that are protected from discrimination are religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, family status, and marital status.
Therefore, as you can see, there is no protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
257,400 LGBTQ adults live in the state of Virginia and until now, they have had no protection from discrimination as the law only protects on the basis of race, religion, and sex.
Fair and Equal Michigan is trying to gather the signatures and send the initiative that would add protections for LGBTQ people in the state’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act on the November ballot, and that’s quite a challenge!
In Michigan, the initiative to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination was in jeopardy, victim of the coronavirus.
In recent years, there have been many cases of LGBTQ people being dismissed. I’ve shared the cases of lesbians who have been fired after getting married on several occasions.
The US Supreme Court’s decision to oppose discrimination against LGBTQ workers is having consequences across the United States. Protections for the LGBTQ community have advanced in Kansas.
After the bad news from Arkansas where a bunch of anti-LGBTQ laws has been passed, signed into law, or are about to be signed into law, let’s move on to North Carolina where four pro-LGBTQ bills have been introduced by legislators and the group Equality NC.
An open letter from over 700 people, political leaders and personalities (actors, journalists), explicitly calls for actions to be taken to fight transphobia within political parties.