Blog of Rights

Supreme Court Abortion Rights Ruling is Chance to Build Momentum in Michigan

Monday will go down in history as day of celebration. In a total victory for reproductive freedom, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decisive ruling on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the most...

Lansing Watchdog: State's Dopey Drug-Testing Scheme A Wasteful Flop

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – June 27, 2016 As 2014 drew to a close, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law an ill-advised piece of legislation that required a one-year pilot “welfare drug testing”...

Do You Really Know Michigan's Trans Community?

The number of Americans who say they know a transgender person is on the rise but, “knowing” a transgender person and being familiar with their lives and the challenges transgender people face every...


LGBT Rights

Michigan Emergency Manager Law Remains An Affront to the 13th Amendment

A while back, the ACLU of Michigan joined with other organizations and law firms to challenge the constitutionality of the discredited emergency manager law. The emergency manager law, also known as...

For Children's Sake, Courts Should Embrace Equitable Parenthood Measures for LGBT Co-Parents

UPDATE: On July 5, 2016, the Michigan Court of Appeals officially made it more difficult for same-sex co-parents to have parental rights with their children after a break-up. The Court reversed a...


LGBT Rights

Month of May Marks Historic Moment for Transgender Community

It was Monday, May 9, 2016 and the week began with a press conference. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, were to...


LGBT Rights