Blog Posts

Michigan’s law didn’t change
July 17, 2015 Late yesterday, the Employment Equal Opportunity Commission overwhelmingly ruled that employers cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. This ruling will have an enormous impact—there’s no doubt.
Majority of Michiganders Oppose A License To Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples
July 13, 2015 Two weeks after securing the freedom to marry nationwide, a majority of Michiganders are opposed to passing a license to discriminate RFRA bill in Michigan.
The fight continues:
June 29, 2015 On Friday, the freedom to marry came to Michigan and the nation! This was a historic ruling, one that will forever change the face of our movement and the nation. But here in Michigan, our work is far from done.
Poll Shows Wide Support for LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation
June 22, 2015 A supermajority of Michigan voters support updating the state’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Michigan Newspapers Agree: Anti-Adoption RFRA is bad for families, bad for the state
June 18, 2015 The editorial boards of some of Michigan’s largest newspapers have weighed in on the anti-adoption RFRA bill Governor Snyder signed into law last week, with one clear message: This misguided law is bad for families and the state.
Overwhelming majority of Michiganders oppose “license to discriminate” RFRA
June 17, 2015 A new poll shows that Michigan voters overwhelmingly oppose the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act—by a 58 point margin!
Think that was bad? RFRA’s even worse.
June 16, 2015 Last week, we faced a serious setback in our movement to achieve full equality for LGBT Michiganders when Governor Snyder signed the anti-adoption RFRA bills into law. But while this bill is bad, RFRA could be even worse.
EDITORIAL: Battle Creek Enquirer calls RFRA-style adoption bills “A disgraceful, hurtful law”
June 15, 2015 In an editorial published in the wake of Governor Snyder signing the RFRA-style adoption bills into law, the Battle Creek Enquirer takes proponents of the discriminatory measure to task, calling them "a disgraceful, hurtful law."
Detroit Free Press: Anti-Adoption RFRA Shameful Moment for Michigan
June 11, 2015 The Detroit Free Press didn’t take long to publish a no holds barred editorial criticizing the Michigan legislature and Governor Rick Snyder for enacting an anti-adoption RFRA law that now allows adoption and foster agencies to discriminate in the name of so-called religious freedom.