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Michigan Gay Rights

Michigan Bill Aims To Wipe Out Local LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

The Michigan House of Representatives is considering a bill that would bar local governments from enacting worker protections that are stronger than s...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Christian Activist: Social Media Can Protect Gay Rights Better Than A Law | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

During a hearing on Michigan legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals, the leader of a Christian advocacy group...

GOP Governor Supports Gay Rights, Except When He Doesn't

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) voiced support for gay rights Thursday, but has not disavowed the state's contested ban on gay marriage. According t...

WATCH: Michigan's First Gay Couple To Wed Speaks Out On 'Legal Limbo' Of Their Union

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The first gay couple to tie the knot in Michigan before same-sex marriages were put on hold in the state spoke out in a new interview with HuffPost Li...

Ashley Woods

'Intolerance Is In The Republican Party's DNA' | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

FERNDALE, Mich. -- Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday joined Democratic candidates in Michigan's biggest politica...

GOP Governor Dodges Gay Rights Question, Again

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has historically avoided choosing sides on LGBT rights. He sidestepped the issue again on Thursday, doing an impressive ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan GOP Leaders Could Support Expanding LGBT Rights | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit

More than half of Michigan residents support gay marriage, according to a recent poll, despite the statewide ban prohibiting it. Just as worrisome for...

Challenge To State's Gay Marriage Ban Moves Forward

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Detroit

By Joseph Lichterman DETROIT, July 10 (Reuters) - A challenge to Michigan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage brought by a subur...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Next Up: Gay Marriage In Michigan? | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.26.2013 | Detroit

Will Michigan soon change its stance on same-sex unions? New bills, recent polls and a move to put a referendum on the ballot suggest that the gay mar...

Controversy Over Michigan GOP Official's Anti-Gay Comments Shows That Times Have Changed

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

Former Republican State Rep. Dave Agema has been getting a lot of press for his anti-gay comments. The good news is that even though the national party recently reaffirmed Agema's stance, many members of the GOP have nothing but criticism for it.

Support For Michigan Republican Who Condemned 'Filthy' Lifestyle Of 'Homosexuals' Growing

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Several Michigan Republicans have thrown their support behind Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, a former Michigan lawmaker who came under f...

Republican Posts More Anti-Gay Comments On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Less than one week after posting a controversial article condemning the “filthy” lifestyle of “homosexuals,” Michigan Republican Dave Agema ha...

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...

Michigan Teacher Suspended For Playing Song About Being Gay To Students

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Michigan-based performing arts teacher has been suspended for playing a song about being gay to her students in class. Susan Johnson, who teache...

Look Back Moving Forward

Tommy Allen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tommy Allen

While Holland protects the civil rights of tall people and overweight people and Christians, people like myself are left in harm's way.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

A Midwestern Kind Of Movement Serves Detroit's LGBT African Americans | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.01.2012 | Detroit

After years spent dedicating his spare time to educate and advocate for LGBT African Americans, Curtis Lipscomb is feeling rejuvenated and ready for t...

Flint Passes LGBT Civil Rights Ordinance

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.05.2012 | Detroit

The City of Flint, Mich., passed an ordinance Monday to protect its residents from discrimination when renting or buying a home. The ordinance sta...

Michigan LGBT Advocates Launch Campaign For Anti-Discrimination Law Amendment

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A coalition of Michigan advocacy groups is launching the new "Don't Change Yourself. Change The Law" campaign in an effort to combat the state's lack ...

Democrats, Republicans Out of Touch on Gay Rights in Michigan

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

In just five years, support for both gay marriage and civil unions in Michigan has jumped by more than 20 points apiece.