Fair and Equal Michigan Collects Signatures To Protect LGBTQ People

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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!

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Fair And Equal Michigan Concedes Defeat In Supreme Court

The Fair and Equal Michigan campaign died in the state’s supreme court.

A fight for equality goes awry: The equal rights campaign, Fair and Equal Michigan, has acknowledged its defeat in the face of discrimination.

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Fair And Equal Michigan Sent Nondiscrimination Bill To The Ballot

Fair and Equal Michigan has submitted the necessary signatures to send the nondiscrimination bill to the vote.

Big news for the LGBTQ+ community in Michigan!

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Two Lesbian Officers File A Complaint About Harassment And Discrimination

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I was talking to you the other day about the progress of the initiative to protect LGBTQ people in Michigan’s Civil Rights Act, and we had seen the example of a lesbian teacher who was discriminated against in her job, which fortunately gained cause.

Sadly today here is another example of discrimination and harassment suffered by two lesbians at work in the same state.

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Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers Approved LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Initiative

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After 37 years of work, LGBTQ groups may be on the verge of accomplishing what they have not been able to do before.

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Laurie Pohutsky's Bill To Ban LGBTQ Discrimination In Michigan

Laurie Pohutsky's bill to protect LGBTQ people against discrimination in Michigan.

A wind of change is blowing in Michigan for LGBTQ rights: new legislation may soon offer enhanced protection against discrimination.

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Fair And Equal Michigan Gets More Time To Collect Signatures

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In Michigan, the initiative to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination was in jeopardy, victim of the coronavirus.

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A Major Initiative To Protect LGBTQ+ People Has Been Launched In Michigan

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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.

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Holland’s LGBTQ People Are Calling For Inclusion In The Anti-Discrimination Law


In 2011, the city of Holland, Michigan has already tried to include the LGBTQ community in the anti-discrimination ordinance, but it didn’t work. The bill was rejected by a 5-4 vote.

This time there is a new mayor in town, Nathan Bocks, who is in favor of the amendment.

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A Teacher Refuses To Let Her Students Write About Her Moms’ Equal Marriage

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Earlier this month at Hill-McCloy High School in Montrose, Michigan, a teacher asked her students to write about a subject near and dear to their hearts.

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