Democrats in Lansing are trying once again to expand Michigan’s civil rights protections.
Lawmakers have tried for several years to expand the state’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Last year the attempt couldn’t get out of a committee in a Republican controlled legislature.
Stephanie White is with Equality Michigan. She says their organization responds to dozens of requests for help a month from people -