Michigan gay marriage

SW Michigan
5:07 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Schuette Seeks Speedy Gay Marriage Decision

State Attorney General Bill Schuette says he wants the court considering whether Michigan’s gay marriage ban can stand to put the process on the fast track.

The attorney general says he’ll seek a full-panel en banc hearing from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. That would eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing before a smaller group of judges.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Schuette said a timely decision with minimal litigation would save citizens money.

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7:30 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Federal judge says lesbian couple can continue adoption lawsuit

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Judge says women are entitled to their day in court
Detroit - A federal judge Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two lesbians that challenges a state ban on adoption by unmarried couples. The order comes five days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that has prevented married gay couples from receiving tax, health and retirement benefits that are usually available to married couples.
6:57 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Gay marriage rulings could set stage for expensive Michigan battle in 2016

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Group Equality Michigan is gearing up for a $12-million campaign that would seek to overturn state's ban on gay marriage
LANSING - Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings could set the stage for an expensive and hard-fought repeat ballot campaign in 2016 between backers of gay marriage in Michigan and those who say the institution should be restricted to one man and one woman.
8:54 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Michigan House Democrats unveil proposal to recognize gay marriage

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Michigan voters approved amendment to state Constitution in 2004 that bans gay marriage
Michigan House Democrats unveil gay marriage bills Michigan House Democrats today announced a package of gay marriage measures and said they timed the move to coincide with rulings expected this week on two related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
9:26 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

State Senator proposes ending Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

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Michigan voters approved amendment to state Constitution in 2004 that bans same-sex marriage
MACKINAC ISLAND - A bill to remove Michigan's ban on same sex marriage was introduced in the state Senate Wednesday, although there's little chance it will get a hearing in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, introduced the bill after a recent poll showed that 57% of Michigan voters support same sex marriage.