LGBT Civil Rights


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the state Civil Rights Commission is not bound by her predecessor's determination that LGBT people are not protected by an anti-discrimination law.

The Democrat's office provided the informal guidance to the commission Tuesday. Nessel declined to issue a formal opinion because of pending litigation.

Former Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette issued an opinion last year saying the commission overstepped when it said the state's civil rights law covered sexual orientation and gender identity.

Suspended Roncalli HS Counselor Files 2nd Discrimination Charge

Mar 4, 2019

Shelly Fitzgerald, the guidance counselor placed on paid administrative leave from Roncalli High School after her marriage to a woman became public, has filed a second discrimination charge against the school.

At his State of the State address, Gov. Pence said he would not support any legislation restricting Hoosiers' rights to religious freedom.

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Peter Hanscom of Indiana Competes about his organizations efforts to ensure civil rights protections for LGBT Hoosiers and tonight's state of the state address.