LGBT workers protected by federal ruling, but Michigan activists still pushing gay rights bill

A federal agency last week effectively banned employment discrimination against LGBT people at many businesses, but activists in Michigan say it is still important to expand the state’s anti-discrimination law.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in a decision released Thursday, decided employers cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation, calling it a form of sex discrimination already prohibited under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Read More