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Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are 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. East Lansing and Ann Arbor were the first cities in the United States to pass LGBT discrimination protections, doing so in 1972.Aimee Stephens, a transgender woman, began working for a funeral home and presented as male.In 2013, she told her boss that she had a gender identity disorder and planned to transition.In September 2017, after the Legislature voted 11 times to reject protecting LGBT people from discrimination, LGBT activists asked the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to declare sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination a form of sex discrimination and as such outlaw it under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.
The decision was hailed by human rights group, but denounced by conservative groups.On December 23, 2003, Governor Jennifer Granholm issued an executive order prohibiting employment discrimination state-level public sector employment on the basis of sexual orientation.The order only covers employees of the state of Michigan and does not cover public sector employees of county, school, or local-level governments.This executive order was kept under Governor Rick Snyder.On March 14, 2013, the Michigan Senate passed, by a 37-0 vote, an emergency harbor dredging funding bill that made private marinas ineligible for a new loan program if they discriminate based on sexual orientation.
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is also prohibited in state government employment, but there are no other statewide protections.