Michigan same-sex marriage ban

6:16 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Federal Court Sets August 6th Date to Hear Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case

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U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage in March. The ruling is stayed during appeal
According to a court filing entered today, the arguments will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 before a three-judge appeals panel in Cincinnati. According to the notice that was issued today, each side will receive 30 minutes. Names of the judges sitting on the panel will be revealed two weeks prior to the argument.
9:29 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Gay Rights Advocates Want Vote in 2016 if Court Case Fails

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Michigan voters approved ban on gay marriage in 2004
Gay rights advocates launched a public relations campaign today across Michigan in what they said was a fresh start to persuading Michiganders that the state's ban on gay marriage should be overturned. "Our roadmap to victory calls for work on two tracks," said Emily Dievendorf, executive director of Detroit-based Equality Michigan.
SW Michigan
10:54 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

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A federal appeals court won't consider the issue until this summer but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn't waiting. The Gongwer News Service 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.

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5:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What the DOMA repeal means for Michigan same-sex couples

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The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court today, but the Michigan same sex marriage ban is still intact.
Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to allow the federal government to extend benefits to gay couples that were reserved for people in traditional marriages may spark a fight for recognition of gay marriage in Michigan.
7:34 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Little Traverse Bay Odawa Indians approve gay marriage

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First ceremony to be performed Friday. Tribal sovereignty shields marriages from Michigan's ban on same-sex unions
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Planning a wedding in less than a week doesn't bother either Tim LaCroix or Gene Barfield. Arrangements still undecided -- what to wear and who to call since there is no time to mail invitations -- seem not to bother the couple.

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