Michigan board: Civil rights law bars LGBT discrimination

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan agency will for the first time process complaints of discrimination against LGBT people after a board said Monday that the state’s civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The state Civil Rights Commission voted 5-0 to issue the interpretive statement, with one member abstaining and two not attending the meeting in Ypsilanti. A conservative legal group said it anticipates filing a lawsuit, contending that...

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