State charges Traverse City hair salon over social media posts on gender identity

Posted on AllSides November 15th, 2023
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The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is charging a Traverse City hair salon with discriminatory advertisement after its owner said individuals identifying as anything other than a man or woman were not welcome. The social media post from Salon 8 Hair Lab owner Christine Geiger caused an uproar over the summer and prompted the city to investigate the situation as a potential violation of Traverse City's anti-discrimination ordinance. The department said Wednesday the post was in violation of the state's civil rights law, the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, and was...

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