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ACLU Renews Call for Legal Protections for Transgender People Following Attacks

In the wake of two recent attacks against transgender women in Detroit, the ACLU of Michigan is again calling on legislators to update state civil-rights protections and hate-crime laws to include...

LOVE WINS: SCOTUS Makes Marriage Equality the Law of the Land

June 26, 2015

Forty-five years after the American Civil Liberties Union filed the first-ever freedom-to-marry lawsuit in 1970, the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2015, struck down discriminatory marriage bans in...


LGBT Rights

Hard To Swallow: Toxic Water In a Toxic System in Flint

In a place that bills itself the Great Lakes State, you'd think people would understand and appreciate the universally critical importance of water.

But the frightening truth is, a growing...

Don’t Let Curfew Ordinance Criminalize Kids

June 06, 2015

Michael Reynolds is a 17-year-old Detroiter, a recent graduate of Detroit Loyola High School and an impending freshman at Western Michigan University.

Later this month, if the Detroit City...

Kids Deserve Families, not Discrimination

March 17, 2015

It's getting closer to becoming another bad Michigan law: This Wednesday, March 18, the Michigan House will vote on legislation that would give adoption agencies the power to deny couples the...

Visual Cues: What RFRA Can Do To You

February 26, 2015

As debate over "religious freedom restoration acts," or RFRAs, heat up around the country and here in Michigan, the threat of religion being used to discriminate grows exponentially. And...