The state is being sued over its refusal to change gender identities on driver’s licenses without a new birth certificate.
On personal Facebook pages, Makela had reportedly likened homosexuality to alcoholism and written things like “the transgender movement is going to assist opportunistic sickos in preying upon children and others.”
In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs.
An embalmer and funeral director was fired after disclosing that she was transitioning from male to female.
The 14-year-old was born a girl but identifies as a boy.
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.
Federal law “prohibits employers from firing employees because they do not behave according to the employer’s stereotypes of how men and women should act,” said EEOC attorney Laurie Young.
A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic illegally fired employees because they’re transgender, a federal agency alleged Thursday in two lawsuits.
Businesses and organizations known to be friendly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are putting out the “help wanted” sign.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information in the death of a transgender woman whose body was found outside a Detroit home last month.