same-sex marriage

5:09 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Michigan Gay Marriage Case Being Heard By Federal Appeals Court

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The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments Wednesday from court cases in Michigan and three other states that have banned same sex marriage. The six lawsuits involve either challenges to the bans or question the validity of same-sex marriages performed in other states.
In an unusual convergence of high-stakes litigation, a federal appeals court on Wednesday is taking up six different cases challenging aspects of same-sex marriage restrictions in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The cases, being heard by a three-judge panel in Cincinnati, are among the front edge of nearly 80 pending lawsuits seeking to overturn barriers to gay marriage nationwide.
7:30 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Appeals Court Denies Request for Full Review of Same-Sex Marriage Case

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Attorney General Bill Schuette had asked for full panel of judges to hear case, rather than a three judge panel
The U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit has denied Attorney General Bill Schuette's motion to have a full bench hear his appeal in Michigan's landmark gay marriage case. Schuette had petitioned for an "en banc" -which means full bench- instead of the standard 3-judge panel, but the court determined Monday evening that no judge "favored" the suggestion and denied the petition.
6:37 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

ACLU Plans Lawsuit to Seek Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan Last Month

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Hundreds of couples were married in four Michigan counties March 22nd
LANSING, MI -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is expected to sue the state in an attempt to win recognition and benefits for some 300 same-sex couples issued marriage certificates last month. The ACLU is scheduled to announce a lawsuit Monday afternoon at its headquarters in Detroit, according to an advisory.
5:48 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

Couple exchanges marriage vows in Ann Arbor.
Credit Suzanne Siner

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.

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8:33 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Still in Limbo in Michigan, Despite Federal Ruling

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Ruling that Michigan's ban on Same-Sex Marriage is unconstitutional is under appeal and has been stayed
For Grace and Jess Wojcik, one of more than 300 same-sex couples who were married in Michigan last weekend, matters that most couples take for granted such as Social Security benefits and certain tax exemptions suddenly became available on Friday when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder decided they were entitled to federal benefits.