Blog of Rights

Special Education in Michigan Still a Struggle for Families

November 13, 2015
"Islands of excellence in a sea of despair," that’s how former superintendent of Michigan Public Instruction, Thomas D. Watkins Jr., described special education in Michigan during a recent listening...

Revised EPA Memo Raises Troubling Questions Amid Flint Water Crisis

The ongoing Flint water crisis generated headlines last week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report warning that road work or hydrant flushing could shake loose toxic...

Progress Shows in Court to Change Michigan ID Policy

As I sat in Judge Edmund’s courtroom Wednesday afternoon, listening to arguments in our case of Love v. Johnson, I felt this strong surge of emotion inside of me.  This is because—after so many...


LGBT Rights

The Struggle to Live as a Transgender Woman in Michigan

Being a transgender woman in society today is a difficult road to navigate. As gains are made in recognition of the huge degree of discrimination we face as a community, a huge backlash is also...


LGBT Rights

Lansing Watchdog: Bipartisanship Drives Criminal-Justice Reform

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – November 2, 2015 Bipartisanship is flourishing lately. Not so much among our elected officials – unsurprising given that legislative transformation traditionally lags...

Love v. Johnson Marks ACLU of Michigan's Fight Against Discriminatory State ID Policy

Today at 2 p.m., this Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015, I'll be sitting in federal Judge Nancy Edmond's court—room 858, located at 231 W. Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Detroit—watching the ACLU of Michigan, in...


LGBT Rights