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ACLU Renews Call for Legal Protections for Transgender People Following Attacks

ACLU Renews Call for Legal Protections for Transgender People Following Attacks

2015-08-13 00:00:00

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 safeguards for gender identity and sexual orientation. Jay Kaplan, staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan LGBT Project, issued the following statement today:

"We are both grief-stricken and outraged over separate shooting incidents, one of them fatal, involving two transgender women of color in the City of Detroit in the past week.

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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...
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