Fair Michigan: What are we fighting for?

Full Site Coming in April 2016

The Fair Michigan Foundation is fighting to end discrimination in Michigan and ensure everyone is treated fairly.

Michigan state law does not include any protections for people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Issue

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?

Join our campaign and support the effort to end job discrimination in Michigan by signing up below, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

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Fair Michigan Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) tax status non-profit. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Contact Information: Fair Michigan Foundation|645 Griswold Ave, Detroit, MI 48226|313-483-4271|info@fairmichigan.org

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