Equality Michigan is now hiring a Victim Advocate for our Department of Victim Services. The Victim Advocate is a victim/survivor-centered position whose primary focus is to assist victims/survivors of anti- LGBT and anti-HIV hate/bias motivated crime, discrimination, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Anyone interested should please send a cover letter and resume to Equality Michigan by close of business on December 11, 2013.
A murder victim found last Friday, November 8, discarded in a trash receptacle off Woodward Avenue in Detroit has not yet been identified, but is believed to be a member of the transgender community.
Voters in Royal Oak have passed Proposal A - with 54% voting for the ordinance - upholding a Human Rights Ordinance the Royal Oak Commission passed in March of this year. Despite an organized effort by the anti-equality industry, Royal Oak becomes the 30th municipality in Michigan to pass such an ordinance.
Across the United States, we get to exercise one of our most cherished rights - our right to select our leaders and provide our input on issues put to the ballot. Voters in Royal Oak have the opportunity to vote FOR Proposal A to protect equality in the workplace and in housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents of Royal Oak.
Equality Michigan is proud to go purple today in support of ending the bullying of young people! Share your purple photos today! And click here to support Equality Michigan's work to end bullying of students in Michigan!
Just minutes ago, Judge Friedman announced that he will not issue a ruling today on if Michigan's ban on same-gender marriages violates the US Constitution. He will hold a trial on February 25, 2014 to help determine the facts of the case. That means that there will not be any same-sex marriage licenses issued today in Michigan - and the opportunity to have them has been pushed to next year. We will be posting information to our Marriage Equality Center as it becomes available.
If you and your same-gender partner plan to get married this week if Judge Friedman issues a ruling allowing it in Michigan - and you are willing and comfortable talking to the media about your relationship and hopefully pending wedding - please let us know ASAP! You can send us a message via our Facebook Page or contact us via email: email@example.com Please be sure to include your name, contact information, where in Michigan you live, and a little bit about yourself. Thank you!!
On Wednesday, Judge Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will hear arguments in the DeBoer v Snyder and Schuette case regarding adoption and marriage equality in Michigan. The judge may deliver his ruling that same day. Equality Michigan has launched an online Marriage Equality Center providing resources to help same-gender couples in the immediate aftermath of the ruling at www.equalitymi.org/marriage.
Next week, Judge Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will hear arguments in the DeBoer v Snyder and Schuettecase regarding adoption and marriage equality in Michigan. The judge may deliver his ruling that same day. One of the outcomes that Equality Michigan is preparing for is that same-gender marriages may be legal in Michigan in the days following the ruling. We have prepared a set of resources to help you and your loved one tie the knot in the hours or days after the decision if Judge Friedman rules in favor of marriage equality. Not ready to tie the knot just yet? You can take action by asking YOUR county clerks to support marriage equality.