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Communities with Human Rights Ordinances

Communities with Human Rights Ordinances

 

As of September 2018, more than 40 local governments across Michigan have adopted ordinances aimed at protecting the rights of individuals regardless of their sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. The ordinances tend to cover housing, hiring practices, public accommodation, and municipal contracts. In 1972, the city of East Lansing became the first municipality in the nation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in hiring practices.

Below are sample human rights ordinances from across the state:

General
These ordinances include statues on discrimination in housing, public accommodations, and employment.

Housing-Specific

Creation of an Anti-Discrimination Board or Commission

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