Blog of Rights

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...


LGBT Rights

Transgender Advocacy Project Aims to Amplify Voices of Everyday Transgender People

Marriage equality came to the U.S. when the Supreme Court handed down the Obergefell v Hodges decision. This ruling was the culmination of decades of effort by lesbian, gay and bisexual communities...


LGBT Rights

Lansing Watchdog: New Leadership Brings No Change on Roads; EITC Faces Certain Doom

July 13, 2015
Still No Movement on Roads The House and Senate will be in session this week as they seek common ground on a road-funding package after they shirked their responsibility last session and put road...

Corrosive Impact: A Tale of Leaded Water and One Flint Family’s Toxic Nightmare

It took a while for LeeAnne Walters to realize the full impact of the number: 13,200. Walters—a stay-at home mom with four sons and a husband in the Navy—had seen other numbers reflecting the...


Voting Rights

Lansing Watchdog: Snyder Signs Hurtful Adoption Bill; House Not Realistic about Roads

June 17, 2015
Adopting Hate It has been my experience that whenever the legislature is about to go on an extended break, we have to be ready for the unexpected—and, often, the unexpectedly bad when it comes to...

Those Who Feel the Effects of Indian Mascots and Logos Are the Ones Who Know the Pain

June 15, 2015
For many, there are certain chapters in U.S. history that are much too painful to contemplate. Foremost among them are the enslavement of literally millions of Africans, and campaigns of genocide and...