same sex marriage

7:03 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Prominent Republicans Support Eliminating Michigan's Ban on Gay Marriage

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Former Congressman and state lawmaker Joe Schwarz of Battle Creek is among those who have signed amicus brief
LANSING - A brief signed by 25 leading Republicans is among 31 briefs filed Monday supporting throwing out Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. The group of former lawmakers and staffers say in their brief that they "generally believe that while government should play a limited role in the lives of Americans, it must act when individual liberties are at stake.
7:37 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

ACLU Seeks Injunction Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

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Federal judge struck down state's ban on gay marriage in March, ruling was stayed by Appeals Court
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to order Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in March. A lawsuit was filed in April, but the case is moving slowly. The state still has until June 5 to respond.
7:36 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Shows Drop in Support for Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

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Pollster says it's too early to say it poll represents a change in the trend in support of same-sex marriage
The poll, done May 17-20 exclusively for the Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and our statewide media polling partners by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, found that if a vote on allowing same-sex marriage were held today, 47% would vote yes and 46% would vote no. The remaining 7% were either undecided or refused to say.
6:48 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Schuette's Brief in Same-Sex Marriage Case Calls for Same Legal Reasoning as Affirmative Action Case

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Attorney General says Michigan voters should have right to define marriage as between one man and one woman
In a brief filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday evening, Schuette repeatedly brought up the Supreme Court's ruling that Michigan voters had the right to ban universities from using affirmative action in admissions decisions.
1:36 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

ACLU Files Lawsuit Seeking Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

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No date has been set on appeal of ruling that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
Detroit — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan to legally recognize the 300 gay and lesbian couples married March 22, the day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman’s historic ruling that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and adoption.