Topics :: Michigan

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Michigan May Soon Get 'License to Discriminate'

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 8, 2014
The state of Michigan may soon write discrimination into law with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, legislation that would allow those with deeply held religious beliefs to discriminate against those who don't share those beliefs.

Election Year Politics Complicate Passage of Michigan Anti-Discrimination Law

Sunday Sep 21, 2014
For almost a year, advocates of prohibiting discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity geared their strategy to this month.

New Study: Legal Gay Marriage in Mich. Would Bring in Over $53 Million in 3 Years

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
If same-sex marriage were to be legalized in Michigan, it would bring in $53.2 million to the state's economy over three years, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Michigan Gay Marriage Arguments This Week in Federal Court

Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
The city where same-sex marriage will be argued this week before federal appeals judges has been the scene before of heated debate over gay rights.

Go for the Food: Traverse City, Michigan's Harvest

By John Flesher | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
In today's hurry-up culture, there always will be a need for fast food. Even when you're enjoying vacation in a place like Traverse City, a Lake Michigan resort community with a reputation for restaurants serving high-quality, farm-to-table fare.

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 Bobby McGuire | 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.

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