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Bill would ban sex reassignment treatment for those under 21

Bill would ban sex reassignment treatment for those under 21

Superficially, Americans and their lawmakers accept and understand LGBTQ+ people more now than they did ten years ago. The 2015 Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage is one of the most tangible and significant victories for LGBTQ+ rights, but the 2015 decision only directly protected lesbian, gay, and bisexual cisgender people. At least 19 …

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Bill to extend health insurance to lawmakers moves forward

Bill to extend health insurance to lawmakers moves forward

The Legislative Management Board on Thursday introduced a bill that would allow legislators and their dependents to enroll in the state employees group health insurance plan. The council also proposed a bill to create an independent commission that would review lawmakers’ compensation, but it killed legislation that would have raised lawmakers’ salaries. The proposed bills …

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Conservation officers may be authorized to deal with mental health emergencies under the bill

Michigan lawmakers are working on what they call a “common sense” solution to a problem that has left preservatives’ hands tied for years. Senate Bill 1172 would give conservation officers the same power as state police to place a person in need of a mental health evaluation in protective custody. The bill was introduced by …

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