gay marriage

8:12 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

No ruling in gay marriage case, judge orders trial to start in February

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Director of Kalamazoo Gay-Lesbian Resource Center says he's still optimistic
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Although U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman declined to overturn Michigan's gay marriage ban Wednesday, supporters of the gay and lesbian community in Kalamazoo remain hopeful for a lifting of the state's voter-approved ban.
8:02 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Poll finds mixed results on social issues in state

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Poll shows opposition to proposed Michigan ballot questions limiting insurance coverage for abortion and legalizing gay marriage
Lansing- A majority of likely Michigan voters oppose efforts to require women to buy additional health insurance for abortion coverage and reject legalizing gay marriage, illustrating the complexity of social issues, according to a new statewide poll.
SW Michigan
10:24 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Michigan GOP official in hot water over Facebook post

Credit WMUK

Michigan’s Republican national committeeman says he doesn’t plan to resign because of Facebook posts about gays and lesbians. The Gongwer News Service says 21 GOP precinct delegates and other party leaders are urging David Agema to go. Their call came after the former state lawmaker put a post on Facebook suggesting that gays committed half of all murders in New York City.

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SW Michigan
4:01 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Michigan tribe allows same-sex couple to marry

The marriage of Odawa tribesman Tim LaCroix to his spouse Gene Barfield on Friday marked the first legal same-sex marriage in Michigan. As Interlochen Public Radio reports the Odawa tribe is one of only three tribes to legalize gay marriage in the country.

1:14 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Federal judge delays decision on Michigan's same-sex marriage ban

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Two women from suburban Detroit with three adopted children challenged amendment to state Constitution.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said today he will wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide two gay marriage cases before ruling on a whether Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional "I think it’s worth the wait," Friedman said today in a hearing brought by two women who want joint custody of their three children. "I don't know what the Supreme Court is going to do."