AG Bill Schuette
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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking state Attorney General Bill Schuette for a formal ruling on whether it has the authority to extend housing and employment protections to gay, lesbian, and transgender people. That’s after an attorney from his office torpedoed a proposal the commission was on the cusp of adopting. 

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A long-stalled movement to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people may gain traction — not in the Legislature but with a Michigan board that is being asked to declare that such discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful under state law.

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A lawyer who helped win a legal battle to strike down Michigan's gay marriage ban is running for state attorney general.

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An LGBTQ rights group has asked the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to interpret a current prohibition on sex discrimination to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.

Stephanie White
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Activists in Michigan are unhappy with President Trump’s tweets Wednesday morning saying transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the military.