Topics :: Michigan

Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

By Ed White | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that’s not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

Mich. Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan’s ban on gay marriage are opposing the state’s request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

ACLU Sues Michigan, Wants Gay Marriages Recognized

By Ed White | Monday Apr 14, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to force the state of Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in March.

Full Court Review Sought on Michigan Gay Marriage

Sunday Apr 6, 2014
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO’-tee) wants an entire federal appeals court to take a look at a decision overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage.

Mich. Lesbian Says She Was Attacked After Appearing on TV

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
A 28-year-old Michigan, woman who married her partner in Michigan last month, says she was attacked and knocked unconscious by a group of men after she appeared on TV and gave an interview about her marriage,

US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages

By Roger Schneider | Friday Mar 28, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.

Mich. Lawmakers: Give Benefits to Same-Sex Newlyweds

Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Six Democrats in Michigan’s congressional delegation are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

Michigan Governor Nears Verdict on Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is nearing a decision on the status of same-sex marriages conducted after a judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban but before the ruling was halted.

Michigan Won’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

By David Eggert | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
Michigan won’t recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.

Court Extends Freeze on Michigan Gay Marriages

By Ed White | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
A federal appeals court has indefinitely suspended a judge’s decision that allowed gay marriage in Michigan.