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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Great Lakes State.


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Mother of Twin Boys – One Who is Transgender – Calls for Safer, More Welcoming Policies in Michigan

April 21, 2017, 2:27 pm Krista wants to see her home state of Michigan reach its potential in terms of uniformly protecting and respecting members of the LGBT community. In Michigan, as in 31 other states, LGBT people are not fully protected from discrimination.
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Congratulations to Jackson, Michigan as LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance Takes Effect

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2017, 10:22 am Yesterday in Jackson, Michigan, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson cleared the way for a comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination ordinance to take effect, making Jackson the 42nd city in Michigan with a powerful LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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Christian Pastor Says Jesus’ Example of ‘Peace and Justice’ Drives His Support for LGBT Equality

September 13, 2016, 4:30 pm Reverend Salvatore Sapienza became a Christian pastor because he believes in the way of love, peace and justice that Jesus demonstrated. He serves as pastor for the United Church of Christ in Douglas, Michigan.
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LGBT-U Apprentice Q&A: Glenna DeJong in Lansing, MI

By Megan Clayton • August 22, 2016, 6:28 pm Michigan native Glenna DeJong describes herself as an “accidental activist.” The “accidental” part came on March 22, 2014, when Glenna and her partner became the first same-sex couple to marry in Michigan—though that wasn’t their intention.
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In Unprecedented Distortion, Judge Cites Federal RFRA to Permit Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • August 19, 2016, 9:02 am This is an unprecedented ruling, representative of the ongoing hijacking of the federal RFRA, passed in 1992 with the intent of protecting employees' religious beliefs – not ensuring that employers could use their religious beliefs as an excuse to discriminate.
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A Military Vet Faces Discrimination in the Workforce

April 17, 2015, 1:43 pm
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For This Detroit Business Owner, Fairness Is Good for Business

April 5, 2015, 9:33 pm Joe Lentine runs a second-generation family-owned business in Detroit, Michigan. His father founded DENCAP Dental Plans in 1984, selling dental coverage to people in Detroit at first and then the greater southeastern Michigan area.