same-sex marriage http://wmuk.org en Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan http://wmuk.org/post/celebrating-same-sex-marriage-michigan <p>Friday, Aprill 11th, is the Day of Silence, a national event that protests the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their supporters.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:48:36 +0000 Allison Downey 13543 at http://wmuk.org Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages http://wmuk.org/post/holder-recognizes-michigan-same-sex-marriages <p>A federal appeals court won't consider the issue until this summer but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn't waiting. The <a href="http://www.gongwer.com">Gongwer News Service</a> reports that Holder has announced that the federal government will extend benefits to about 300 same-sex couples who were married in Michigan last weekend. All of the Democrats in the state's congressional delegation had urged Holder to recognize the marriages now.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:54:39 +0000 Andrew Robins 13230 at http://wmuk.org Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages Gov. Snyder: 300 Same-Sex Marriages Legal, But... http://wmuk.org/post/gov-snyder-300-same-sex-marriages-legal <p>Governor Rick Snyder said Wednesday that about 300 same-sex couples who exchanged vows late last week are legally married in Michigan. But the Detroit <em>Free Press</em> <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20140326/NEWS06/303260091/gay-marriage-michigan-snyder-appeals">reports</a> that Snyder also says they won't immediately get the benefits usually associated with marriage.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:34:16 +0000 Andrew Robins 13181 at http://wmuk.org Gov. Snyder: 300 Same-Sex Marriages Legal, But... WSW: Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-same-sex-marriage-courts <p></p><p></p><p>Federal courts will ultimately decide the fate of the amendment to Michigan's Constitution banning same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:51:08 +0000 Gordon Evans 13155 at http://wmuk.org WSW: Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts Michigan tribe allows same-sex couple to marry http://wmuk.org/post/michigan-tribe-allows-same-sex-couple-marry <p>The marriage of Odawa tribesman Tim LaCroix to his spouse Gene Barfield on Friday marked the first legal same-sex marriage in Michigan. As <a href="http://ipr.interlochen.org/ipr-news-features/episode/same-sex-couple-marries-harbor-springs/2013-03-18">Interlochen Public Radio </a>reports the Odawa tribe is one of only three tribes to legalize gay marriage in the country.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:01:02 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 3351 at http://wmuk.org