civil rights

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Gov. Snyder Reiterates He Would Veto Religious Objections Bill

“Given all the events that are happening in Indiana, I thought it would be good to clarify my position,” he said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2015

Pride flag at city hall

Michigan Rights Panel Urges Communities To Guard Gay Rights

The language says that a no one should be denied “civil rights or be discriminated against” because of a range of characteristics, including gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

The Viola Liuzzo memorial on the side of U.S. highway 80 in Lowndes County, Alabama. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Slain Civil Rights Activist To Receive Posthumous Degree From Wayne State University

Detroit housewife Viola Gregg Liuzzo was a civil rights activist who was shot and killed by the Ku Klux Klan while shuttling fellow activists to the Montgomery airport during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march.

03/21/2015

Judge Damon Keith. (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Black History: Commitment To Justice Defines Life Of Damon Keith

A lifetime of achievements and service to the civil rights movement define the life of Judge Damon Keith.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2014

Pride flag at city hall

Michigan GOP Bill To Prohibit Gay Bias Under Fire

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.

CBS Detroit–11/12/2014

Rosa Parks (Credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Rosa Parks Memorabilia To Be Part Of Temporary Collection At Library Of Congress

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2014

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Issue Looms In Lansing As Push Continues For LGBT Rights In Michigan

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2014

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Chrysler Joins Push To Bar Anti-Gay Discrimination

It’s an issue Gov. Rick Snyder said lawmakers should consider later this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2014

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