Blog of Rights

Lansing Watchdog: State's Dopey Drug-Testing Scheme A Wasteful Flop

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – June 27, 2016 As 2014 drew to a close, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law an ill-advised piece of legislation that required a one-year pilot “welfare drug testing”...

Do You Really Know Michigan's Trans Community?

The number of Americans who say they know a transgender person is on the rise but, “knowing” a transgender person and being familiar with their lives and the challenges transgender people face every...

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LGBT Rights

Michigan Emergency Manager Law Remains An Affront to the 13th Amendment

A while back, the ACLU of Michigan joined with other organizations and law firms to challenge the constitutionality of the discredited emergency manager law. The emergency manager law, also known as...

For Children's Sake, Courts Should Embrace Equitable Parenthood Measures for LGBT Co-Parents

Imagine the son that you have helped to raise with your former partner—the son who calls you Mommy and greets you with warm hugs every time you walk in the door; the son whose lunches you pack for...

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LGBT Rights

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...

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