Michigan same-sex marriage ban

The Michigan Public Radio Network

NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg has covered many historic cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She says the decision on same-sex marriage expected this month is “a very historic moment in the history of the nation and the court.” 

Michigan Waits on Marriage Decision

Apr 29, 2015
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(MPRN-Washington D.C.) Michigan is now waiting for the US Supreme Court to make its decision on same-sex marriage bans like the one adopted by voters 11 years ago. 

State Religious Freedom Bill Gets Another Hearing

Apr 28, 2015
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

A controversial religious freedom bill is back up for debate in the state Legislature. A state Senate panel held a hearing on the legislation Tuesday. It’s similar to a law recently adopted in Indiana that sparked widespread controversy.

State Senator Steve Bieda is the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He says it’s unwise to take up the bill – especially after the backlash in Indiana.

The Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Washington D.C.) - Crowds gathered as the US Supreme Court prepared to arguments on whether same-sex marriage bans like Michigan’s violate the Constitution. A line of people camped out for several days hoping to get into the historic arguments before the Supreme Court. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The legal team fighting Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban has settled on a well-known litigator for LGBT rights to argue the case before the US Supreme Court.