same-sex marriage

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.
SW Michigan
10:54 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

Credit WMUK

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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12:12 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan Congressional Democrats Want Federal Government to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

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More than 300 marriage licenses were issued after last week's ruling by a federal judge. That stopped after a stay was issued Saturday
LANSING, MI -- Michigan won't recognize some 300 same-sex marriages performed this weekend, but Congressional Democrats are calling on the federal government to do so. U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, along with Reps. John Dingell, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and Dan Kildee made the request Thursday.