On March 2, the Michigan Supreme Court heard a case to decide if the state's civil-rights law offers protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people in in employment, housing, education and public accommodations, Michigan Radio reported.
Attorneys' arguments covered personal freedoms, religious rights, constitutional processes and the meaning of the word "sex."
Attorney General Dana Nessel personally argued the case. She said the word "sex" in the anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation and gender identity, in defense of a position the Michigan Civil Rights Commission has taken. However, attorney David Kallman said in an interview with Michigan Public Radio that the commission's action amounts to amending the law without legislative approval.
A decision in the case is expected before the court's term wraps up at the end of July.