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ACLU Looking Into Whether Eastpointe Policing Tied To “Pay-or-Stay” Sentences

August 19, 2015

Concerned that indigent defendants in the Detroit suburb of Eastpointe are being tossed into “debtors’ prison” for their inability to pay court fees and fines, the ACLU of Michigan today filed a...

ACLU of Michigan Executive Director Responds to Decision to Clear Agent in Kellom Case

Kary Moss, ACLU of Michigan executive director, issued the following statement today after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced her decision to clear an Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

ACLU Renews Call for Legal Protections for Transgender People Following Attacks

In the wake of two recent attacks against transgender women in Detroit, the ACLU of Michigan is again calling on legislators to update state civil-rights protections and hate-crime laws to include...

LOVE WINS: SCOTUS Makes Marriage Equality the Law of the Land

June 26, 2015

Forty-five years after the American Civil Liberties Union filed the first-ever freedom-to-marry lawsuit in 1970, the US Supreme Court on June 26, 2015, struck down discriminatory marriage bans in...


LGBT Rights

Hard To Swallow: Toxic Water In a Toxic System in Flint

In a place that bills itself the Great Lakes State, you'd think people would understand and appreciate the universally critical importance of water.

But the frightening truth is, a growing...

Don’t Let Curfew Ordinance Criminalize Kids

June 06, 2015

Michael Reynolds is a 17-year-old Detroiter, a recent graduate of Detroit Loyola High School and an impending freshman at Western Michigan University.

Later this month, if the Detroit City...