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Michigan Marriage Equality

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...

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

Matt Baume | Posted 05.31.2014 | 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.

Gay Marriage Bans Must Recede Into History

James Melton | Posted 05.28.2014 | Detroit
James Melton

As a matter of public policy, there is no practical reason to ban gay marriage. When gay people get married, it helps provide stability to their homes. It harms nobody. Conversely, denying gays that right offers no tangible benefit to other people.

Attorney General Schuette and States' Rights: Is He Shooting from the Hyp?

Michael Komorn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Michael Komorn

It is clear that Attorney General Bill Schuette has built his image around fighting for Michigan and is a very vocal advocate of states' rights. But at some point someone has to point out his inconsistencies when it comes to particular issues.

The Universe in Us

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Words fail at such a moment, as when sitting alone in a cathedral, awed by its commanding silence. It reminds us that we are small and the universe is great. The vault of heaven, and its exploration, provokes not emptiness but wonder.

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...

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

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.25.2014 | 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.

Why Legal Equality Isn't Real Equality

Brian Stone | Posted 05.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

Despite all of the recent progress on gay marriage, we are still living in a country that is deeply, deeply ignorant. The fact we have to live in a system where our skill as parents is even a question should tell all of us how far we are from equality.

Study: How Marriage Equality Affects Straight Couples (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay 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 08.05.2013 | Gay 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 05.08.2013 | Gay 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?