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In the state of Michigan, for example, same-sex couples are legally prohibited from jointly adopting a child, based on a discriminatory interpretation of the law. Although the law says nothing about adoptions by gay or lesbian people, Michigan courts have interpreted the statute to mean that in order for a couple to jointly adopt a child, they must be married. Because same-sex couples cannot legally marry in Michigan, same-sex couples cannot jointly adopt a child.
Zhu was unapologetic in explaining the tweets that cost her the title and kept her from competing in the national championship in October after pageant officials discovered her comments on black-on-black crime and refusing to try on a Muslim headscarf. Kathy Zhu says the Miss World America beauty pageant stripped her of her Michigan crown over old tweets. Pageant officials took issue with a particular tweet about violence in black communities.
Vanessa Romo. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, pictured earlier this month, has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who argued their rights were violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don't want to work with gays and lesbians. Faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan that benefit from taxpayer funding will no longer be allowed to legally turn away same-sex couples or LGBTQ individuals based on religious objection, under the terms of a settlement in a lawsuit alleging the practice constituted discrimination.
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The project provided custom-tailored training to staff at the three agencies, helping them use affirming language and ask questions in culturally appropriate ways when speaking with LGBT clients. The project also provided technical support to data teams and led in-service trainings for all staff at each agency. Our resource center staff have been trained on how to sensitively identify and appropriately serve LGBT callers.
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Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Michigan, as is same-sex marriage. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is not explicitly banned within state law. However, a ruling of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and a decision of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission have ensured that members of the LGBT community are not discriminated against and are protected in the eyes of the law. Michigan is home to a vibrant LGBT community.