Blog of Rights

School Daze: State-Appointed Emergency Manager Still Shirking Duty to Provide Reading Intervention to Highland Park

September 11, 2015
This month heralds the beginning of a new school year—a time of excitement, hope and promise for most our state’s children.  Over the summer, the district’s Emergency Manager (EM) and the Leona...

Kaplan: New Proposed Federal Health-Care Rules Essential to Ensuring Transgender People Full Access to Medical

September 11, 2015
A little more than a week ago, the United States Department of Health and Human Services took a major step toward redressing the long history of policies and practices that marginalize transgender...


LGBT Rights

Prosecutor's Decision to Clear Agent Who Killed Kellom Underscores Need for Police Reform

At a highly publicized press conference last month, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy (pictured above) cleared federal immigration agent Mitchell Quinn in the killing of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom...

At the Intersection of Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Equality

September 04, 2015
At first glance, some might think that religious liberty and LGBTQ equality are mutually exclusive, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, as advocates for social justice, we believe...

Why I Fear for My Brother—and Other Black Men, Too

September 02, 2015
Every day, it seems, some new report of a police officer killing a black man comes to light. And every time one does, a little more despondence darkens my outlook. It’s as if any action by a black...

ACLU of Michigan President Hails Organization’s Continued Growth, Modernization

September 02, 2015
I've served as the president of the ACLU of Michigan for three years, and it has been an enormous pleasure to have this role during such an important and exciting time for the organization. As I came...