2022 : Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) Covers Sexual Orientation

July 28, 2024 all-day

Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) provides protections based on “sexual orientation,” the Michigan Supreme Court held today.

In a 5-2 opinion from Republican-nominated Justice Elizabeth Clement,  the court held that denial of goods, services, etc. in a place of public accommodation or public service on the basis of sexual orientation “constitutes discrimination ‘because of … sex’ and, therefore, constitutes a violation of the ELCRA.”

Source : MIRS Breaking News, July 28, 2022.