Lawmakers fail LGBT in Mich., who deserve civil rights

It’s a conundrum:Vin Testa Same-sex couples can now get married in Michigan, but only at the risk that prospective employers or landlords will punish them for exercising that hard-won right — or even for acknowledging an attraction to others of the same sex.

The state’s ban on same-sex unions may be history, but the Michigan civil rights statute that bars employment and housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status or marital status affords no protection for those targeted for their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Read More