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Month of May Marks Historic Moment for Transgender Community

It was Monday, May 9, 2016 and the week began with a press conference. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, were to...

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LGBT Rights

The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Michigan Women

Unfortunately, it’s increasingly a common story. A woman who is expecting a baby rushes to the hospital knowing that something is going horribly awry. Her heart rate is elevated, and she is bleeding...

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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Voting Rights

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