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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Support for LGBT protections by US state

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose laws that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination in jobs, public accommodations, and housing?"

 
Favor (70%)

Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing a small business owner in your state to refuse to provide products or services to gay or lesbian people, if doing so violates their religious beliefs"

 
Oppose (58%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #26 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(39%) Oppose
Favor (53%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #23 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)

Question: "Which statement comes closer to your own views: homosexuality should be accepted by society OR homosexuality should be discouraged by society?"

(30%) Oppose
Support (62%)

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.
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Right to change legal gender in Michigan

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Right to change legal gender in Michigan is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Jun 30, 2021
Legal, surgery not required
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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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
The Michigan Secretary of State permits individuals to request a ‘Nonbinary (X)’ sex designation on their state ID and driver’s license.
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LGBT discrimination in Michigan

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LGBT discrimination in Michigan is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 9, 2018
Illegal
State interperts existing sex prohibition on sex discrimination to include sexual oreination and or gender idenity. As well as full state discrimination protections only. State explicitly interpites prohibition on sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and or gender indentity. Sex discrimination which includes gender identity under section VII. As well state discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Hate crime law pending.
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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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Sep 9, 2016–Sep 1, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Only for state employment. As well as discrimination protection under federal law VII under sex discrimination for sexual oreination and gender identity. Full Employment discrimination protections pending state wide.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Michigan

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LGBT housing discrimination in Michigan is no protections.

Current status
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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Serving openly in military in Michigan

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Serving openly in military in Michigan is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2011
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Michigan

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Blood donations by MSMs in Michigan is banned (3-month deferral).

Current status
Since Apr 2, 2020
Banned (3-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
Equal
Just got equalized recently.
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