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Former high-ranking Mich. Republicans support same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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DETROIT -- Former high-ranking Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are urging a federal appeals court to allow same-sex marriage in the state. They filed a brief Monday at the Cincinnati-based court, urging it to affirm a March decision that threw out Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Mich. same-sex marriage supporters launch public education campaign

| Thursday, May 8, 2014
Marriage equality advocates launch public education campaign in Michigan on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
LANSING, Mich. -- Supporters of marriage equality are launching a statewide campaign to raise awareness of marriage equality.

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Activists say Detroit murder victim was a transgender woman

| Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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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.

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Mich. House committee advances bills allowing ‘moral’ adoption refusals

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Michigan
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.

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Mich. lawmakers postpone vote on bills allowing ‘moral’ disapproval of adoption

| Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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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.

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Mich. House Democrats announce bills aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage

| Monday, June 24, 2013
SourceMichigan state capitol in Lansing.
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.

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Gay rights activists plan 2016 vote to repeal Mich. ban on same-sex marriage

| Sunday, June 9, 2013
Michigan
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.

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Against all logic: What LGBT’s and allies do now

By Emily Dievendorf
Equality Michigan
| Sunday, January 15, 2012
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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.

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Troy, Mich. mayor confronted by angry citizens over use of gay slur

| Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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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.

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Michigan Senate passes anti-bullying bill without religious exemptions

| Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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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.

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