LGBT anti-discrimination protections

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for an initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in Michigan by amending the state’s civil rights law.

If election officials determine roughly 340,000 are valid, the bill would be placed before the Republican-led Legislature, where similar legislation has long stalled. If lawmakers didn't adopt the measure within 40 days, it would go to a statewide vote in November 2022.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A group organizing a ballot drive to add LGBT anti-discrimination protections to Michigan’s civil rights law has sued the state, saying coronavirus restrictions made it impossible to collect the 340,000 voter signatures needed. 

Fair and Equal Michigan and two Democratic legislators filed the lawsuit in the state Court of Claims Tuesday. It seeks an injunction reducing the signature requirement to roughly 127,000 signatures.