Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Gender-Affirming Care
    Ambiguous
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Surveys in Michigan have shown mixed views towards LGBTQ+ rights and issues.

Perception of LGBTQ+ People

Survey results from 4 LGBTQ+ Equaldex users who lived in or visited Michigan.

Overall

Overall

Perceived Safety*

Feel safe being open
Absence of verbal harassment
Absence of threats and violence
*Survey results represent personal perceptions of safety and may not be indicative of current actual conditions.

Equal Treatment

Treatment by peers
Treatment by family
Treatment at work
Treatment at school
Treatment by general public
Treatment by businesses
Treatment by law enforcement
Treatment by religious groups

Visibility & Representation

Inclusion in education
Representation in entertainment
Representation in news
Political support
Out public figures

Culture

Pride/events
Nightlife
Dating life
Interest groups and clubs

Services

Health and wellness
Gender-affirming care
Support and social services
Advocacy and legal

History

Homosexual activity in Michigan

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Homosexual activity in Michigan is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
US Supreme Court ruling issued in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all sodomy laws on the basis of privacy and liberty. The decision overturned any laws remaining in all US states which prohibited acts of sodomy.
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Same-sex marriage in Michigan

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Same-sex marriage in Michigan is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2015
Legal
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
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Nov 2, 2004–Jun 26, 2015
Unrecognized
Proposal 2 passed in 2004 defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Michigan

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Michigan is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
No laws currently censor LGBTQ issues.

However, as of late 2021, two bills had been introduced in the House that would limit discussions in school around race and gender. Additionally, in early 2022, GOP House candidate Jon Rocha and GOP gubernatorial candidate James Craig both announced intent to introduce “Don’t Say Gay” legislation if elected.

Right to change legal gender in Michigan

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Right to change legal gender in Michigan is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Jun 30, 2021
Legal, no restrictions
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel declared unconstitutional a state law requiring sex-reassignment surgery to change the sex designation on a birth certificate.
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Sep 30, 1978–Jun 30, 2021
Legal, but requires surgery
Michigan Compiled Law 333.2831(c) allowed citizens to change the sex designation on birth certificates with an affidavit of a physician certifying that sex-reassignment surgery had been performed.
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Gender-affirming care in Michigan

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Gender-affirming care in Michigan is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
While there are no laws prohibiting gender affirming care or supporting it. Generally, Michigan supports gender affirming care for Adults, it is unknown if they support it for minors as generally the age for doctors is 18+.
Sources:
plannedparenthood.org/plann…~:text=Planned%20Parenthood%20of%20Michigan%20is,nonbinary%2C%20and%20gender%20expansive%20folks.
uofmhealth.org/conditions-t…~:text=The%20Comprehensive%20Gender%20Services%20Program,quality%20gender%20affirming%20medical%20care.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Michigan

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Michigan is recognized.

Current status
Since Nov 2, 2021
Recognized
Michigan does recognize gender X marker on all passports and all government IDs. 2021 Governor Whitmer has stated in a letter to her staff saying that she is allowing people to get X markers on drivers licenses and passports, as well as birth certificates.

In 2022, US State Government allows all passports to have gender marker X. This is only for passports and not for other government issued ids, it is still states discretion for gender markers as of 2024
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LGBT discrimination in Michigan

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LGBT discrimination in Michigan is illegal.

Current status
Since Mar 16, 2023
Illegal
Legislation was passed to expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (originally passed in 1976). All citizens of Michigan now receive "equal treatment under the law" regardless of sexuality or gender.
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Mar 30, 1992–Mar 15, 2023
Illegal in some contexts
Since 1992, sexual orientation has been recognized for data collection about hate crimes in Michigan.

In August 2021, a court in Michigan declared that gender identity is implicitly included within the 1992 hate crime laws of Michigan - under the “gender” interpretation.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2013010…//www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(xif12ampiewn54554wzt3bql))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-28-257a
lgbtqnation.com/2021/08/cou…
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LGBT employment discrimination in Michigan

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LGBT employment discrimination in Michigan is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jun 15, 2020
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Protected federally by a Supreme Court ruling.
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Until Jun 15, 2020
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment. However, public employees of the state are protected based on both sexual orientation as well as gender identities, and domestic partners of public employees are granted benefits.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Michigan

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LGBT housing discrimination in Michigan is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jul 28, 2022
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the state’s 1976 Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Such includes protection in sectors including employment, housing, education and public accommodations.
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Until Jul 28, 2022
No protections
This state does not provide any legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.

However, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity.
HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted
housing in every state (March 2012)."
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Same-sex adoption in Michigan

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Same-sex adoption in Michigan is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2018
Legal
Under Gay adoption legalization under the supreme court.

Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples all allowed.

However, Michigan allows adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT individuals on the basis of faith.
Until Jan 1, 2018
Single only
Any individual may petition for adoption per Mich. Probate Code §710.24.

Second-adoption had been approved in some lower courts, but the chief judge stopped these approvals in Washtenaw County.
Sources:
Mich. Probate Code §710.24
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/michigan
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Intersex infant surgery in Michigan

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Intersex infant surgery in Michigan is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Michigan

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Serving openly in military in Michigan is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 25, 2020
Legal
President Biden removed former President Trumps ban on transgender people serving in the military, transgender people are still allowed to serve as of 2024.
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Jul 26, 2017–Jan 25, 2020
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
Sources:
aclu.org/news/lgbtq-rights/…
americanoversight.org/docum…
documentcloud.org/documents… *Documents of the emails that the service members asking about the ban, then confirming it with the WH*
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Sep 20, 2011–Jul 26, 2017
Legal
In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
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Jul 19, 1993–Sep 20, 2011
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Former President Bill Clinton signed Don't Ask Don't Tell in 1993, removing the ability for LGBTQ people to serve. Some members were dishonorably discharged due to it.
Sources:
catalog.archives.gov/id/122244870 *official document for DADT signed by Former President Clinton*
gao.gov/assets/nsiad-92-98.pdf *study from 1992 to 1998*
history.com/news/dont-ask-d…
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Blood donations by MSMs in Michigan

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Blood donations by MSMs in Michigan is legal.

Current status
Since May 11, 2023
Legal
The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
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Apr 2, 2020–May 11, 2023
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
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Dec 21, 2015–Apr 2, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
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1983–Dec 21, 2015
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Conversion therapy in Michigan

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Conversion therapy in Michigan is banned.

Current status
Since Jun 14, 2021
Banned
On June 14, 2021, Michigan governor signed an executive order to prohibit the use of state and federal funds for conversion therapy practiced on minors.

The state is looking at implementing a total ban.
May 9, 2016–Jun 14, 2021
Not banned
Condemned by the American Psychiatrical society under new policies passed in June 2018.
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Equal age of consent in Michigan

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Equal age of consent in Michigan is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1931
Equal
Age of consent generally in Michigan is 16 to 17 years old, Law does not specifically LGBTQ people in the law. However it is equal for everyone, in the state of Michigan
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