The proposed nondiscrimination ordinance (NDO) mandates no religious discrimination as well as no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGI). Both categories cannot be enforced at the same time – they are on a collision course.
The Great Lakes Justice Center had the privilege of representing the Great Lakes Educations' Convention and the Michigan Association of Christian Schools by filing an Amicus Brief in the United States Supreme Court.
After the Michigan State Board of Education (SBE) failed to adequately notify either the public or the legislature about its contentious LGBTQ proposal, considerable controversy erupted. No wonder. One SBE provision provides that “[s]tudents should be allowed to use the restroom in accordance with their gender identity.”
The Michigan Board of Education (Board) recently caused great controversy when it released its proposed policy to address “safe and supportive learning environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students.”
The Great Lakes Justice Center guide and suggested policies for churches and religious organizations in these changing times.
A proposal before the Michigan Legislature creates a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Endorsement option for high school diplomas. Under the proposal, home school parents may place a STEM Endorsement on their child’s high school diploma if they choose to do so.
The ACLU of Michigan recently analyzed the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) legislation. Rampant with misinformation, the ACLU analysis mischaracterizes and misleads.
Many states have, or are considering, passing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). For the first 200 years in our country, our Courts gave the highest level of constitutional protection to religious freedom.
Proposed laws extending civil rights protections to LGBTQ individuals seek to increase regulation of businesses, religious organizations, and citizens.
Proposed laws extending civil rights protections to LGBTQ individuals seek to increase regulation of business, religious organizations and citizens. The proposed laws create new protected classes of individuals, giving new legal causes of action on the basis of “sexual orientation,” “sexual identity,” “gender identity and expression,” “family responsibilities,” etc.