Blog of Rights

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...

Tucker: Can the U.S. Constitution Save Black Lives?

I attended the first Law for Black Lives Conference in New York last week. The Conference—filled with attorneys, law students, legal-aid workers and others affiliated with the legal community—had one...

Graphic Depiction: RFRA ...Through a Child's Eyes

August 04, 2015
Despite the recent landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry, the road to full equality for everyone in our state continues to be pocked with obstacles. Few obstacles currently...

Lansing Watchdog: Roads to RFRA

July 30, 2015
With summertime in full swing, the House is on break through August—but the Senate will be working a least through the end of June. Senate leadership scheduled the summer session so that they could...


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