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All on Council stood behind the law's intention. But Ruth Beier called it "another ordinance we can't enforce," and worried it will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuits. The City Attorney says we will find out if East Lansing lacks jurisdiction.
With Talyce Murray taking on the chairpersonship of the East Lansing’s Human Relations Commission, the group will be continuing last year’s pattern of taking a relatively active approach. ELi tells you what they're working on now.
City Council member Aaron Stephens has proposed an ordinance to ban the practice of LGBT conversion therapy on minors in East Lansing’s city limits. ELi's Andrew Graham explains what's in the proposed law and what it could mean for East Lansing.
Seams' owner Jessy Gregg seeks to provide not only new and vintage fabrics to experienced customers, but also to help people learn to make their own clothes, so they can feel good about who they are. ELi's Brad Minor reports.
A lawsuit against the City of East Lansing by a farmers’ market vendor has cost East Lansing taxpayers over $182,000 in legal bills, and the case is potentially far from over. ELi's Alice Dreger reports on the case garnering national attention.
As part of this weekend's MSU Homecoming activities, the school's GLBT Alumni Association plans a reception for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender alumni, students, and friends. This year's reception coincides with MSU's first openly gay Homecoming Grand Marshall, vlogger Tyler Oakley. ELi's Rosalind Arch reports.
In a decision issued today, a federal judge ordered that the City of East Lansing must allow Country Mills to return as a vendor at the East Lansing Farmer's Market while the court decides a lawsuit involving questions of religious freedom and discrimination against same-gender couples.
This Saturday, Edgewood United Church will host a Musical Brunch fundraiser to support Salus Center, a new LGBTQ resource center. Jeanette McWaters has the story on the fundraiser, the Center and its founder.
Postcards, emails, and phone calls are still coming in, calling on the City of East Lansing to change its position on a local farmers' market vendor suing the City over religious freedom. But the City is determined to defend its civil rights policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Last week the City of East Lansing made its first legal moves in the federal district court case filed last May by Farmer's Market Vendor Country Mill. ELi's Ann Nichols tells you what was filed, and what it means.
June is Pride Month, and the weekend of June 16-18 offers many ways to celebrate including tonight's "White Party" in Old Town, Saturday's Pride Parade and the annual Pride service at Edgewood United Church in East Lansing on Sunday. Ann Nichols and Coleen Moyerbrailean report.
MSU faculty member and East Lansing resident Telaina Eriksen has recently published a book about the experience of raising an LGBT child. A book release party will take place April 11. Peyton Lombardo reports.
At Council last night, in light of national events, the mayor reminded the community of the City's civil rights policy, and various long-serving members of the community were recognized for their service.