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State policy change now makes it easier for transgender residents to change their gender on a driver’s license

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The state has eased up on a policy that made it difficult for transgender residents to change gender on a driver’s license.

Previously, an amended birth certificate was needed to make a change. And in order to change a birth certificate, a person has to provide proof of transformative surgery. Continue reading

Schuette, Michigan join challenge to transgender student rule

file941239197275Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has joined a lawsuit filed by 10 states challenging a federal rule that says schools must respect the self-declared gender identity of students. That includes allowing transgender students to choose which restrooms and locker rooms they will use.
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Bay City follows anti-discrimination ordinance trend

LGBT_flag_02An anti-discrimination ordinance passed unanimously this week in Bay City, and looks similar to ordinances that are popping up in cities and counties across the state.

Some worry these ordinances will affect business. Others say they are essential for inclusive communities.

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SVSU updates their non-discriminatory policy to include protections for the transgender community

SVSUSaginaw Valley State University is adding gender identity and genetic information protections to its non-discrimination policy.
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LGBT rights debate to pit LGB against T

Gay-Michigan1-257x300A debate is shaping up in the Michigan House on whether Michigan’s civil rights law should be expanded to protect gays, lesbians, and bisexuals from discrimination. There’s also a fight brewing on whether those protections should extent to transgender people.
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