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Couple that challenged gay marriage ban finally to wed

Saturday, August 22, 2015
WJBK-TVJayne Rowse (left) and April DeBoer
April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse — the two Michigan women who legally challenged the state's ban on gay marriage — are expected to exchange vows during a ceremony in suburban Detroit. ...

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“Welcoming LGBT Catholics” conference becomes anti-gay rally

Thursday, August 13, 2015
""It’s not being a bigot to say that people should not have sexual relations with people of the same gender," said Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron: "It’s not being a bigot to say that people should not have sexual relations with people of the same gender." ...

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Detroit police are reaching out to LGBT community

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Amber Monroe
An "LGBT community chat" followed two recent attacks on transgender women. ...

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Missouri man gets 30 years for exposing sex partners to HIV

Saturday, July 25, 2015
David Lee Magnum
Mangum originally was charged after a male sexual partner tested positive for HIV and alerted police. ...

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The Michigan Constitution says only heterosexual couples can marry

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
The Citizens Research Council of Michigan wants to erase this part of the constitution; says it's "dead." ...

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August wedding for Detroit-area couple in gay marriage case

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Daniel Mears, APFrom left, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse with DeBoer's attorney Dana Nessel.
Their lawsuit erased Michigan's ban on gay marriage. Now, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse will be getting married on August 22. ...

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State civil rights commission to discuss same-sex marriage today

Monday, July 20, 2015
Richard McClellan, chairman of the Michigan Law Revision Commission.
The meeting will include a report about the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling's impact on state law. ...

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Same-sex marriage ruling leads to immediate vows in Michigan

Friday, June 26, 2015
Jayne Rowse, left, and her partner April DeBoer celebrate in Ann Arbor, Mich., following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down bans on same sex marriage nationwide Friday, June 26, 2015. A judge who overturned Michigan's ban on gay marriage says he's willing to officiate at the marriage of the two Detroit-area nurses at the center of the groundbreaking case.
Many Michigan gay couples quickly married Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in a case involving two Detroit-area nurses who said they were elated "that this day has finally come." ...

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Michigan governor signs bill allowing adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against their religious beliefs, despite criticism that it amounts to government-sanctioned discrimination against gay couples. ...

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Michigan lawmakers OK bill allowing adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Michigan
Faith-based agencies with state contracts can refuse to participate in adoption referrals that violate their beliefs under legislation approved Wednesday by Michigan's Republican Legislature, despite objections it would permit discrimination against gay couples. ...

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