Michigan AG and Civil Rights Commission at odds over LGBT protections

By Reed Yurchak July 31, 2018

There’s a battle brewing in Michigan…and this time it isn’t over college football.

In May 2018, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission issued a statement re-interpreting the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the state civil rights law, to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The interpretative statement, which does not have the force and effect of law, provides that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity are forms of discrimination based on sex. The MCRC issued the interpretative state knowing the state’s Attorney General disagreed with that position.

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