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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...

Lesser-Known Victories Have A Huge Impact in Struggle for Racial Justice

Through the years, the ACLU of Michigan has led the charge in a variety of impactful crusades against racial injustice. Not least among them have been lawsuits to save affirmative action, overhaul...

Using Religion to Discriminate

Does religious freedom include the right to discriminate? The first amendment says you and your religious exercise are protected rights. But practicing your faith can’t come at the expense of other...

To Understand Transgender People, Let Them Tell their Stories

When I began writing a series of stories chronicling the lives of transgender people, my goal was to help educate the public. Yet I’m learning just as much in the process. It’s humbling how willing...

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As Visibility for Trans People Increases, So Does Fear

It’s no secret that transgender people are becoming more visible on a national stage. There’s actress Laverne Cox, reality star Caitlyn Jenner, and even shows like "Transparent" that try with honest...

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