Blog of Rights

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...


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

UPDATE: On July 5, 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals officially made it more difficult for same-sex co-parents to have parental rights with their children after a break-up. The Court reversed a...


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...


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...

Lansing Watchdog: Fighting for a Second Chance for Juvenile Lifers

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – May 16, 2016 In January 2016, the U.S.. Supreme Court settled an outstanding question in the interpretation of their series of promising opinions addressing the moral...