Stateside: LGBTQ rights after gay marriage; history of Michigan’s forests; a Prop 2 explainer
Today on Stateside, we get an explainer on Proposal 2. That's the anti-gerrymandering ballot proposal that would change how the maps for legislative and congressional districts are drawn. Plus, a look at the discrimination members of the LGTBTQ community face in Michigan, even after the legalization of gay marriage.
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LGBTQ advocate says gay marriage may be legal, but other freedoms remain elusive
- Steph White is the executive director of Equality Michigan. She joins us to talk about the intersection between politics and the LGBTQ community. We discuss gubernatorial candidates, same-sex couples who filed federal lawsuits against the state, and the cities that scored best on The Human Rights Campaign's recentMunicipal Equality Index.
Eric Lupher, President of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, helps explain the anti-gerrymandering proposalon November's ballot. He describes the pros and cons of an independent commission, and answers questions about the cost of the redistricting process.(Subscribe to the Stateside podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or with this RSS link)
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