The Fair Michigan Foundation is fighting to end discrimination in Michigan and ensure everyone is treated fairly.
Our vision is to create a Michigan where the presence and contributions of everyone are welcomed and celebrated regardless of their gender, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation; where intolerance is challenged and defeated; where justice prevails and where the civil rights of all people are valued and respected.
Michigan state law does not include any protections for people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Current civil rights laws specifically prohibits discrimination based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, and marital status but has no protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. The Michigan Constitution is even less inclusive in that it only offers protections based on religion, race, color, and national origin. There are no constitutional protections for people based on sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, or weight. This means that the Michigan state legislature could pass laws at any time that allow discrimination based on those factors.
Without such protections, someone who is gay, lesbian, transgender, or does not present typically for their sex can and does encounter discrimination. This discrimination is, for the most part, completely legal with the victim having no recourse available under Michigan state law.
Who We are
The Fair Michigan Foundation is an organization dedicated to advocacy, education, and outreach regarding LGBTQ and men’s and women’s civil rights in the state of Michigan. We will be conducting research and educating the public on issues related to civil rights, and nondiscrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.
Want to get involved?
You can donate by making your check out to “Fair Michigan” and mailing to: 645 Griswold Ave. Suite 4300, Detroit, MI 48226.
Contact Information: Fair Michigan Foundation | 645 Griswold Ave, Suite 4300, Detroit, MI 48226 | 313-556-2300 | DanaNessel@fairmichigan.org
Fair Michigan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.