Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 1:47 PM

Whitmer Signs Ban on Bias Against LGBTQ Workers in Michigan

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Michigan’s anti-discrimination law will now specifically protect workers from bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity, under legislation newly signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The measure (Act No. 6 / SB 4) reinforces the protections, after the Michigan Supreme Court found last year that the state’s ban on sex-based discrimination included sexual orientation and gender identity. The state’s civil rights agency had been interpreting and applying the law that way since 2018.

  • Whitmer (D) had urged legislators to codify the protections in state law to make it less likely a future court or agency would reinterpret those ...