More than half of Michigan residents support gay marriage, according to a recent poll, despite the statewide ban prohibiting it. Just as worrisome for the state's LGBT residents, however, is another law that's missing: one that would protect them from being fired, denied housing, or otherwise discriminated against for their sexual orientation or gender expression. Which is a problem, because it's happened before.
But Michigan's Republican leadership has indicated it might be time for the legislature to start making, or at least talking about, change. At the Macomb County Republican Party Lincoln Dinner last week, Gov. Rick Snyder told reporters that he and Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger, a Republican, have discussed the issue. Read more »