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Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Couple Behind Marriage Equality Case Did It All For Their Kids | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are one of the same-sex couples behind the Supreme Court's historic ruling that all 50 states must allow gay marriage. Bu...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

'An Ordinary Family Who Would Do Anything To Protect Our Kids' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

DETROIT -- On a Monday last month, Michigan couple Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer were camped out at their kitchen table, using one of the few afternoon...

Federal Judge Orders Michigan To Recognize 300 Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Three hundred Michigan same-sex couples have a “fundamental right” for their marriages to be legal, a federal judge ruled after the state refused ...

This Could Be The Deciding Case On Gay Marriage Nationwide

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriages are taking their battle to the U.S. Supreme Court with a case that seeks to legalize same-se...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Tells Gay Couples Their Marriages Basically 'Never Existed' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

Three hundred couples who tied the knot when Michigan's gay marriage ban was briefly lifted in March have been given a message from the state that, le...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawyer Lambastes Anti-Gay Marriage Ruling As 'Fundamentally Misguided' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- A federal appeals court ruling in favor of anti-gay marriage laws in four states stunned members of the LGBT community and left hundreds of...

Paige Lavender

Court Reverses Rulings In Four States, Upholds Marriage Bans | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

A circuit court reversed federal rulings legalizing gay marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky on Thursday. Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, wh...

U.S. Appeals Court Takes Up Gay Marriage Cases From Four States

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The national battle over same-sex marriage will resume on Wednesday when a federal a...

Republicans Destroy Republican Arguments Against Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

A group of Republicans took a position on Michigan's same-sex marriage ban this week, saying gay marriage promotes conservative values of stability, m...

African-American Vs. Gay Civil Rights Is A False Choice

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.20.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

A coalition of black pastors filed an amicus brief in Michigan's gay marriage trial last Wednesday. The group hope to defeat efforts to make same-sex marriage legal in Michigan and in the brief they particularly rejected comparisons between the gay civil rights movement and the struggle for African Americans in this country.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Coalition Of Black Pastors Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.16.2014 | Religion

A coalition of black pastors have condemned gay marriage, saying it's incorrect to compare the fight for equal marriage rights to the civil rights mov...

Michigan Sued For Treating Gay Couples Like 'Second-Class Citizens'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The ACLU of Michigan sued the Michigan government and Gov. Rick Snyder (R) Monday to win legal protections for those who were wed last month in the st...

State AG Moves To Review Decision Legalizing Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) wants an entire federal appeals court to take a look at a decision overturning th...

Woman Allegedly Assaulted After Taking Part In One Of Michigan's First Gay Marriages

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Michigan woman who married her partner during a brief respite from the state's ban on same-sex marriage was violently assaulted after being recogniz...

White Nationalist Group Claims Legalizing Gay Marriage Is 'Slippery Slope' To Pedophilia, Zoophilia

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A homophobic brief filed in Michigan's ongoing gay marriage case has been denounced by the state's attorney general. Attorney Kyle Bristow filed t...

Michigan Gay and Lesbian Couples' Marriages Valid Everywhere but Michigan (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2014-03-31-AFERmichigan2014331vidsmall.pngWhere does that leave marriage equality in Michigan? In a strange sort of limbo that's not dissimilar to what's happening in Utah.

Holder Says Federal Government Will Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took ...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Snyder's Position On Same-Sex Marriages 'Head-Spinning,' Key Lawyer Says | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the lawyers who successfully challenged Michigan's ban on marriage equality criticized Gov. Rick Snyder's (R) decision not to gra...

Rick Snyder: Michigan Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend. The marriages were ...

Snyder To Decide On Legal Status Of Gay Marriages

AP | By DAVID EGGERT | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened ...

Saying "I Do" To Equality

Abby Heugel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Abby Heugel

There's an African-American president who raps on late night talk shows and an ATM that will dispense a cupcake. Yet in 2014, there are same-sex couples that can't legally bind their union because they're a same-sex couple. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

Michigan Gay Marriage Freeze Extended By Appeals Court

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court has indefinitely suspended a judge's decision that allowed gay marriage in Michigan. The ruling Tuesday mean...

How a Lawyer Defied the Gay Establishment and Got Michigan's Marriage Ban Struck Down

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's interesting how some cases that national LGBT groups warned against not only were net positives but spurred still other cases that the groups warned about but which also advanced progress. And, in the end, the cautious national groups came aboard.

Michigan's Gay Couples: 'We Can't Be Done Now'

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

DETROIT (AP) — Bethany Joy Rozeboom and Mary Winn couldn't have been much happier after receiving their long-awaited marriage license this weekend a...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

LOOK: These Couples Couldn't Wait To Say 'I Do' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A day after a federal judge struck down Michigan's gay marriage ban, same-sex marriage was put on hold by a federal appeals court. However, in the few...