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Michigan Same Sex Marriage

Upholding the Sanctity of Marriage for Charles Manson

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

A biblical definition of marriage is so important to some people, so there must have been some case like Manson's in those holy pages, right? "And the Lord sayeth unto you, when thou hast killed, that shalt be punished. Then thou will find a bride and marry her whilst in prison. Jesus wept. With joy." Something like that.

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...

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.

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 ...

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.

GOP Gov. Delivers Major Blow For LGBT Employees

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Although Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder identifies as a Republican, he's painted himself as a moderate who is more interested in job creation than divisive...

Pennsylvania Marriage Dispute Heats Up (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Sometimes the fight for equality can be a bit of a mess. Case in point: the volatile situation in Pennsylvania, where county officials have been issuing marriage licenses as though the state ban on marriage is no longer in place. The ban is unconstitutional, they say, and they won't obey it.

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...

Study: How Marriage Equality Affects Straight Couples (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Opponents of marriage equality claim that there are "negative consequences" to letting gay and lesbian couples marry. Marriage will deteriorate, they claim; fewer straight people will want to be a part of the institution. Well, that's a fine thing to claim, but the evidence just isn't there.

Marriage Equality Loses in Illinois -- Now Here's Cause for Optimism (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

The fight's still not over: The same bill could still pass in a special session this November. Meanwhile, public opinion continues to swing in favor of equality, and progress continues in other states. Michigan lawmakers introduced four separate marriage equality bills last week.

Lawmakers Make Big Push For Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.30.2013 | Detroit

Michigan isn't known for being a state with policies that are friendly toward the LGBT community, but several state lawmakers are trying to change tha...

Michigan Marriage Equality In 2014?

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

As Sun Tzu said in The Art of War, "Know when to fight and when not to." This is what marriage-equality supporters in Michigan must consider. The ultimate question is about terrain: to fight in 2014 or in 2016?

Honeymooning Lesbian Couple Victims Of Arson, Possible Hate Crime

Posted 05.19.2012 | Detroit

Tawana Williams And Stacy Baker were away on their honeymoon when the Novi, Mich., couple found out late last week that they were the victims of an ar...