state government

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.
12:06 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

ACLU Considers Legal Action on Same-Sex Marriage Recognition in Michigan

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Governor Snyder says marriages were legal, but benefits not extended with court ruling appeal
LANSING, MI -- The ACLU of Michigan is considering legal action on behalf of same-sex couples who were married on Saturday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban but before an appeals court put the decision on hold. Gov.
6:38 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan Legislature Calls for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

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34 states would have to approve call for Constitutional convention
LANSING, MI -- Michigan has joined more than 20 other states with active applications urging Congress to call a convention for the purposes of drafting a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Michigan Senate on Wednesday signed off on the final draft of Joint Resolution V, approving House modifications in a 25-12 party-line vote.
12:17 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Snyder Says He's Seeking Legal Advice on Same-Sex Marriage Issue

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About 300 same-sex couples were married Saturday before a federal appeals court issued a stay
Gov. Rick Snyder said he hopes the state can soon provide some clarity on the status of about 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan on Saturday, but he first needs to assess legal advice.
Same-Sex Marriage
8:51 am
Wed March 26, 2014

WSW: Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts

Same sex couples are married in a group by the Oakland County Clerk in Pontiac on Saturday.
Credit The Associated Press

West Southwest with Gongwer Editor Zach Gorchow followed by Kalamazoo Gay, Lesbian Resource Center Community Engagement Coordinator Megan Bauer

Federal courts will ultimately decide the fate of the amendment to Michigan's Constitution banning same-sex marriage. 

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