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(Lansing-Gongwer) Leaders of a statewide group that works for the rights of LGBT people say a ballot drive isn’t likely to expand discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.


A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling made marriage legal for Jonathan and Gabriel Renteria-Elyea, but it may not have been possible without a cookie sheet left behind in 2007. 

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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Mark Hurwitz says the U.S. Supreme Court is not supposed to be a political institution, but he says the justices know how their rulings fit with public opinion.


"Washington — Same-sex marriage is the law of the land after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling Friday, so what's next? One certainty is that legal, political and moral debates over legal rights and protections based on sexual orientation are far from over." (Detroit News)


The Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center says Friday’s Supreme Court ruling is historic, but not the last chapter in the battle in rights for LGBT people.