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LGBTQ+ Rights

Our country has made enormous strides in recent decades toward ensuring that our LGBTQ+ friends and family have the freedom to live in dignity. We celebrated the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, but we know that we have so much more to do to ensure equality for all, no matter who you are or who you love.

Kelly will fight to:

  • Include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and protect LGBTQ+ Michiganders from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations
  • Ensure that sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression are included as protected classes under Michigan’s hate crimes statutes
  • Prohibit state-funded adoption agencies from denying service to same-sex couples
  • Ban the dangerous practice of “conversion” or “reparative” therapy
  • Streamline the process for transgender Michiganders seeking to change the gender marker on their official documents, and remove existing surgical requirements
  • Introduce an additional gender marker, “X”
  • Enact legislation protecting public restroom access for transgender Michiganders, and require all single-stall restrooms to be gender-neutral
  • Protect intersex children from mutilating surgical interventions
  • Require all K-12 schools in the State of Michigan to teach comprehensive sex education that is fully inclusive of LGBTQ+ people, and to include LGBTQ+ history in their history curricula
  • Empower the medical community’s work toward an AIDS-free generation

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