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Two more Michigan cities adopt ordinances to protect LGBT people

Jun 30, 2016

Michigan's civil rights law offers protections based on race, religion, color, and national origin.

It doesn't currently protect lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people from being fired, denied housing or other forms of discrimination.

However, a growing list of Michigan cities have adopted measures to protect LGBT people.

This week, the Howell and Portage city councils both approved measures geared toward preventing discrimination in housing, employment and public services.

Equality Michigan says there are now 40 Michigan cities and townships with such ordinances, including Battle Creek, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Kalamazoo.