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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan senator has introduced legislation that could stop transgender students from using bathrooms that don't match their "biological sex." Sen. Tom Casperson, a Republican, unveiled a bill Wednesday that would offer accommodations to transgender students with parental consent. But the accommodation can't include a bathroom, locker room or shower used by students "of the opposite biological sex."
DETROIT (AP) - Charges have been filed in two shootings that killed a child and injured another in Detroit. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy defended her decision to charge relatives of the victims who shot themselves after finding unsecured guns at home. She says adults who "adopt, bear or look after children" must be more responsible.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An aide says a former Michigan lawmaker asked him to send an outlandishly false email to fellow Republicans so his extramarital affair with another legislator wouldn't be believed, but the staffer refused because it was unethical and possibly illegal. Benjamin Graham testified in court that ex-Rep. Todd Courser called him in May 2015, asking for help to "destroy" Courser.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Coercing a woman to have an abortion would be a misdemeanor in Michigan, under a bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder. The Senate approved the legislation, 26-11, Wednesday with all Democrats and one Republican voting against it. The bill would make coercion a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $5,000; $10,000 if the accused is the father of the embryo or fetus.
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