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9:07 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Called "Devestating"

Kalamazoo Pride Festival - file photo
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The Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center says he was shocked by Thursday's ruling upholding Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.

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6:27 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Court Upholds Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Michigan called the ruling "incredibly disappointing."
Cincinnati - A federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld Thursday anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Aug.
6:38 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Federal Judge Hears Case Asking for Recognition of Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith did not indicate when he may rule on the case
Advocates for gay marriage asked a federal judge Thursday to legally recognize the 300 marriages of same-sex couples in Michigan on March 22, the day after a historic ruling overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
12:48 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Same-Sex Weddings Would Boost Michigan Economy, Study Finds

Lifting the ban on gay marriage would bring more than $53 million into Michigan’s economy in just three years.
LANSING, MI - Legalizing gay marriage in Michigan would pump $53.2 million to the state's economy over three years, according to a new study from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. Researchers, drawing on census data and experiences in other states, estimated that nearly 7,300 Michigan same-sex couples would choose to marry in the first three years if the state's ban was lifted.
7:03 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Prominent Republicans Support Eliminating Michigan's Ban on Gay Marriage

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.