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Michigan

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In a historic 5-4 ruling on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States found bans on marriage equality to be unconstitutional—and that the fundamental right to marriage is a fundamental right for all. Learn more about the landmark decision here.

HRC condemned Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for signing a package of extreme anti-LGBT adoption bills into law on June 11, 2015. In the name of "relgious freedom," the dangerously broad bills have enshrined special taxpayer-funded discrimination into Michigan law and permit rampant discrimination against committed and loving LGBT couples, putting thousands of Michigan children at risk of not finding the loving homes that they need. In the wake of 2015's rash of anti-LGBT bills, corporate leaders from around the United States have weighed in to declare that such bills are bad for business, with dozens of corporations signing on to HRC's "Equality is Our Business" pledge. Learn more about Michigan's dangerous anti-LGBT bills here.

Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Michigan alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in Michigan and how you can get involved.

HOW THIS STATE RATES ON THE ISSUES

HOUSING LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SECOND PARENT ADOPTION

This state does not support

State has an obstacle to equal treatment for same-sex couples statewide.

JOINT ADOPTION

This state does not support

State has an obstacle to equal treatment for same-sex couples statewide.

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

State partially supports

State prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation only

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

This state does support

State issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

MARRIAGE PROHIBITIONS

This state does support

State has a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

HATE CRIMES LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses hate or bias crimes based on sexual orientation only.

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

ANTI-BULLYING LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses harassment and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SCHOOL LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE

This state does not support

State has neither a ban on insurance exclusions for transgender healthcare nor does it provide transgender-inclusive health benefits to state employees.

GENDER MARKER CHANGE

This state does not support

State has no laws or policies that facilitate gender marker change on driver’s licenses or birth certificates.