LGBT http://wemu.org en LGBT Community Hopeful Michigan Legislature Will Act On Governor's Challenge http://wemu.org/post/lgbt-community-hopeful-michigan-legislature-will-act-governors-challenge <p>The local LGBT community is hopeful the state legislature will take Governor Rick Snyder up on his challenge for them to vote on civil rights protections for the LGBT community before the November elections.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Mary Larkin directs Eastern Michigan University's LGBT Resource Center.&nbsp; She says EMU's LGBT students are a talented bunch who can't wait to get out of Michigan because of the state's outdated civil rights laws.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:27:24 +0000 Bob Eccles 46584 at http://wemu.org LGBT Community Hopeful Michigan Legislature Will Act On Governor's Challenge Michigan Business Leaders Push For LGBT Discrimination Protections http://wemu.org/post/michigan-business-leaders-push-lgbt-discrimination-protections <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ann Arbor's Jim Toy Community Center is applauding Michigan business leaders for pushing for changes to state law to protect against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Center President Sandi Smith says under current state law, a person can be fired because they're gay or transgendered.&nbsp;</p><p>The Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition has been pushing state legislators to make changes in the law to prevent that kind of workplace bias.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:53:28 +0000 Bob Eccles 45632 at http://wemu.org Michigan Business Leaders Push For LGBT Discrimination Protections As Wait Continues, Gender-Neutral Marriage License Applications are Ready http://wemu.org/post/wait-continues-gender-neutral-marriage-license-applications-are-ready <p>The waiting continues for same-sex couples who'd like to marry in Michigan.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A judge is expected to rule soon on whether the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage should be overturned.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:17:53 +0000 Bob Eccles 43153 at http://wemu.org As Wait Continues, Gender-Neutral Marriage License Applications are Ready