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

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay 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 04.01.2014 | Gay 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 03.31.2014 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | Gay 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 03.26.2014 | Gay 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 03.25.2014 | Gay 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay 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...

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

Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay 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...

WATCH LIVE: First Gay Couple To Marry In Michigan Speaks Out

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar became the first gay couple to marry in Michigan on Saturday -- but additional unions have been put on hold until at l...

Governor: Michigan Won't Immediately Recognize Gay Marriages

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan state agencies won't immediately recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the hours before an appeals...

Michigan Same-Sex Marriages Suspended By Federal Appeals Court

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court has suspended same-sex marriages in Michigan until at least Wednesday, the AP reported Saturday. The decision arrives hours...

First Gay Marriage In This State

AP | EMMA FIDEL | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Two women were the first gay couple to marry in Michigan on Saturday, one day after the state's ban on gay marriage, approved by...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban In Another State

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

Michigan's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in Detroit. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's rul...

Expert Witness In Michigan Gay Marriage Trial Makes Shocking Claim

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

An expert witness in Michigan's gay marriage trial said he believed homosexuals would go to hell if they don't repent. Canadian economist Douglas A...

This 'Expert' Claims Gay Parents Are Bad For Kids, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Listen

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

An expert witness in the federal trial on Michigan's gay marriage ban who found that same-sex relationships have a negative effect on children was den...

Michigan Stumbles In Court Defending Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

By Rachel Jackson DETROIT, March 3 (Reuters) - The Michigan defense of its same-sex marriage ban got off to a rough start on Monday wh...

Children of Same-Sex Couples Unite!

Ariel Chesler | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Ariel Chesler

Opponents of same-sex marriage in Utah and Michigan maintain that children of same-sex couples do not fare as well as those raised by married heterosexuals. This would be laughable if it did not have the potential to cause even further damage to children like me.

Same-Sex Parents Defended At Michigan's Gay Marriage Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A sociologist testifying Wednesday at Michigan's gay-marriage trial said children raised by same-sex parents suffer no handicap when ...