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Activists say Detroit murder victim was a transgender woman

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
DETROIT -- The Wayne County Medical Examiner has identified the body of a murder victim that activists in the LGBT community say was a transgender woman. [ Read more → ]
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Mich. House committee advances bills allowing ‘moral’ adoption refusals

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
LANSING, Mich. -- Legislators serving on the Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors on Wednesday advanced three bills which would allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral or religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]
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Mich. lawmakers postpone vote on bills allowing ‘moral’ disapproval of adoption

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors adjourned Wednesday without voting on two bills currently before the committee which would allow adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral or religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]
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Mich. House Democrats announce bills aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage

Monday, June 24, 2013
LANSING, Mich. – Democrats in the Michigan state House on Monday announced the upcoming introduction of a legislative package aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage in Michigan. [ Read more → ]
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Gay rights activists plan 2016 vote to repeal Mich. ban on same-sex marriage

Sunday, June 9, 2013
LANSING, Mich. — With more than half of voters supporting a repeal of Michigan's gay marriage ban, advocates say it's not a matter of if — but when — same-sex marriage is legal in the state. [ Read more → ]
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Against all logic: What LGBT’s and allies do now

Sunday, January 15, 2012
I have always believed that once you recognize a wrong you become an accessory to injustice if you continue to live in a way that accommodates that wrong ... Yet, many of us -- gay, transgender and allies -- are choosing silence when our voices and actions could be a part of a movement forward. [ Read more → ]
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Troy, Mich. mayor confronted by angry citizens over use of gay slur

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
TROY, Mich. -- In a city council meeting that stretched five hours until nearly 1 a.m. Tuesday, residents of Troy, Mich. blasted mayor Janice Daniels over comments she posted to Facebook last June about gay marriage, which included a gay slur. [ Read more → ]
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Michigan Senate passes anti-bullying bill without religious exemptions

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan state Senate on Tuesday dropped it's "license to bully" bill, and instead passed a House version of the bill that stripped religious exemptions and that would require anti-bullying policies in the state's public schools. [ Read more → ]
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Michigan House strips exceptions from anti-bullying bill, sends it back to Senate

Saturday, November 12, 2011
LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan House of Representative this week passed its own version of the anti-bullying bill, removing the controversial language inserted by Senate Republicans that allowed for exceptions to the law for “a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction." [ Read more → ]
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Critics blast anti-bullying law for allowing exceptions based on religion, moral beliefs

Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Michigan state Senate on Wednesday passed the "Matt's Safe School Law," an anti-bullying bill that contained a last minute addition by senate Republicans that essentially nullified the bill by allowing an exception to the law for "a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction of a school employee, school volunteer, pupil, or a pupil’s parent or guardian.” [ Read more → ]
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Michigan senate committee approves bills to destroy partner healthcare benefits

Thursday, October 20, 2011
LANSING, Mich. -- A Michigan state Senate committee on Wednesday approved a pair of bills that would eliminate eliminate health care benefits for unmarried partners of public employees across the state. [ Read more → ]
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Michigan House passes bills to deny unmarried partner healthcare benefits

Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would eliminate health care benefits for unmarried partners of state employees. Additionally, the measures prohibit any state government entity in Michigan from providing such benefits and prohibit unions from including them in collective bargaining agreements. [ Read more → ]
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Michigan to consider dropping health benefits for unmarried partners of state employees

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A pair of measures is due for consideration and a vote in the Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday that would eliminate health care benefits for unmarried partners of public employees. [ Read more → ]
Gay-Drill

Pour a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, let’s have a conversation, shall we?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
It's really up to us to defend ourselves, our families, and our freedoms and the best way to start is to dispel these lies, this hateful propaganda foisted upon the American public by these so-called "loving" Christian groups and expose them for the hate mongers they truly are. [ Read more → ]
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Equality Michigan: Hate violence against gay, transgender citizens is not slowing

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
While overwhelming public support is growing for including gay and transgender people in hate crime laws, Michigan is still one of the states that doesn’t, and hate violence against gay and transgender citizens is not slowing. [ Read more → ]
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Michigan Supreme Court refuses to hear lesbian partner’s child custody case

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to review a case that could have given gay, lesbian, and unmarried heterosexual couples legal standing to obtain joint custody of their children. [ Read more → ]
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Michigan GOP lawmakers seeking to ban partner benefits for unmarried couples

Thursday, June 23, 2011
During a legislative committee session, the Michigan House Oversight and Reform Committee's GOP-majority on Tuesday voted to bar public employers from giving benefits to anyone not married or related to an employee. [ Read more → ]
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