LGBTQ+ Rights


I am a fighter for equality. From helping to create domestic partner benefits for Washtenaw County employees in 2000 to leading the charge for second parent adoption in Lansing, I have been a loud and proud supporter of treating every person with dignity and respect. As your State Senator, I will continue my advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights by:

  1. Amending the Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act to expressly include protections for LGBT citizens
  2. Fix the second-parent-adoption loophole that treats LGBTQ+ parents differently
  3. Require the Secretary of State to issue identification that matches the gender expression of the resident
  4. Change medicaid policies to support treatment for transgender people