Topics :: Michigan

Mich. Dad Who Beat Daughter to Death to 'Turn Her Gay' Sentenced

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
A Michigan man who told police he beat his two-year-old daughter to death in 2011 in an attempt to turn her gay so she would avoid men was sentenced to 40-years in prison with a non-parole period of 18-years and nine months Monday.

Oral Arguments Set in Michigan Gay Marriage Case

Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
Oral arguments have been officially scheduled by a federal appeals court about Michigan’s dispute over gay marriage.

Gay Couple Sues Mich. for Recognition of Marriage Performed in NY

Friday Jun 13, 2014
Two men in the Grand Rapids area are suing to try to force Michigan to recognize their same-sex marriage performed in New York state.

Michigan Mulls Update to Gay Discrimination Law

By David Eggert | Thursday May 29, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Anti-Gay Protester Gets a Mothers’ Day Slushie to the Face

By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 12, 2014
An anti-gay demonstrator in Michigan, who held a sign on Mothers Day that read, "Thank your mom today for not being gay," got Glee’d by another woman.

Michigan AG Files Brief Defending Gay Marriage Ban

Thursday May 8, 2014
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal appeals court to uphold the state’s 2004 voter-approved gay marriage ban.

Companies Back Mich. Discrimination Ban Against Gays

Thursday May 1, 2014
Some major businesses are pushing lawmakers to update Michigan’s anti-discrimination law to ensure no one is fired or denied housing because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Mich. Gay Marriage Appeal Will Follow Usual Track

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
A federal appeals court won’t give special treatment to Michigan’s dispute over gay marriage.

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.