License To Discriminate? Lawmakers Consider Bill Allowing Doctors, EMTs To Refuse Care Of Gay Patients
“Talk about controversy,” said WWJ Legal Analyst Charlie Langton. “Wow.”
A coalition of business leaders and others has been lobbying to add legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as a way to attract talent to Michigan.
Hundreds of items from the civil rights figure Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.
It is still legal in Michigan to discriminate against people who are even perceived to be gay and even be fired, denied housing and turned away from a restaurant or hotel.
It’s an issue Gov. Rick Snyder said lawmakers should consider later this year.
The memorabilia was taken away from her home city of Detroit and offered up to the highest bidder.
Council members unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to look into the case for possible civil rights charges.
A civil rights says Huntington Bank improperly closed accounts held by Detroit-area Arab Americans.
CAIR says it’s concerned the accounts are considered risky because of the holders’ religion or ethnicity.
Rudy Simons, who participated in the original march as a young man, will be there.