Attorney General Nessel to Review Predecessor’s Opinion on LGBT Protections

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is working to protect the LGBT community.

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission asked Nessel on Friday to review former Attorney General Bill Schuette’s opinion that state law doesn’t protect LGBT people from discrimination.

Nessel accepted. 

She says she wants to “ensure all people who live in and visit our state are treated equally and fairly under the law.”

In July the commission directed the Michigan Department of Civil Rights to continue investigating complaints based on sexual orientation and gender identity, despite then Attorney General Schuette’s opinion.

Schuette said last year the board overstepped when it said the state’s civil rights law covered those issues.