Today the Attorney General issued an A.G. Opinion stating:
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission’s Interpretative Statement 2018-1, which concludes that the term “sex” as used in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act includes sexual orientation and gender identity, is invalid because it conflicts with the original intent of the Legislature as expressed in the plain language of the Act, and as interpreted by Michigan’s courts.
The Great Lakes Justice Center had called on the Attorney General to issue the Opinion. Both the House and Senate thereafter made an official request as provided in Michigan Law. The Commission defied the law and infringed on the power of the legislature to make law.
Click here to read the AG Opinion in its entirety: #7305 AG