same sex marriage


(MPRN-Lansing) The legal team fighting Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban has settled on a well-known litigator for LGBT rights to argue the case before the US Supreme Court. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state House is poised to vote Wednesday on legislation that would allow faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan to turn away couples based on a religious objection to their sexual orientation. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Two unmarried people would be able to jointly adopt children together under a bill in the state House. 

Judge: Michigan Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Jan 15, 2015

A federal judge says Michigan must recognize the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples that were performed in March 2014. They were all married the day after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage but before an appeals court put the order on hold.

Judge Mark Goldsmith says the marriages were legal and must be recognized by the state. His order takes effect in 21 days.


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.