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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...

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...

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...

Ashley Woods

'Intolerance Is In The Republican Party's DNA'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Casinos, Pot & Secession Among Ballot Issues Facing Voters Across U.S.

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Voters across the country face ballot measures Tuesday ranging from whether to approve seven casinos in New York to the fate of Houston's iconic Astro...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 06.15.2013 | Gay 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...

Native American Tribe's Huge Move For Gay Equality

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

With an exchange of rings and a kiss, two men became spouses Friday during a ceremony at a northern Michigan Indian reservation after the tribal chair...

Michigan Gay Marriage Ruling Will Wait For SCOTUS, Judge Rules

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

DETROIT -- A judge said Thursday that a lesbian couple seeking to jointly adopt children made a "compelling" case that Michigan's gay marriage ban vio...

Why This Lesbian Couple's Adoption Case Could Be A Gay Marriage Milestone

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices

DETROIT — A lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially groundbreaking challenge to Michigan's ban on sa...

Michigan Teacher Suspended For Playing Song About Being Gay To Students

Posted 11.29.2012 | Gay 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 08.20.2012 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Court Upholds Michigan Lawyer's Firing After Anti-gay Speech Aimed At College Student

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — A state hearing officer has upheld the 2010 firing of an assistant attorney general who was accused of harassing the gay studen...

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 12.11.2011 | Gay 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.