Blog of Rights

Lansing Watchdog: Fighting for a Second Chance for Juvenile Lifers

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – May 16, 2016 In January 2016, the U.S.. Supreme Court settled an outstanding question in the interpretation of their series of promising opinions addressing the moral...

After Court Loss, Funeral Home Claims Religion Justifies Firing Transgender Woman

For decades transgender people have been fired or turned away from jobs just because of who they are. Courts and federal agencies are finally starting to recognize this for what it is — illegal sex...

New Report Reveals Nearly 1 in 4 Michigan Hospital Beds Are in Catholic Facilities That Deny Essential Health Care for Women

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union and MergerWatch today released reports that reveal that one in six hospital beds in the United States is in a facility that complies with the Catholic...

Lansing Watchdog: A Two-Party Push Toward Greater Transparency

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – May 2, 2016 Last week in Lansing, a truly right/left bipartisan group of 36 legislators led by Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Rep. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan),...

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How 'Othering' Trans People Leads to Discrimination

Near the end of March, legislators and the governor of North Carolina jammed through the now infamous HB2 “bathroom bill” mandating that transgender people use only those restrooms that match their...

Lansing Watchdog: Focus Shifts to Budgets, Bills in Capitol

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – April 21, 2016 In these weeks before the legislature breaks for summer campaign season, they will be focused on two goals: finalizing fiscal years 2017/2018 budget (a...

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