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ACLU sues Michigan over driver’s licenses for transgender individuals

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Michigan
Six transgender Michigan residents sued the state Thursday over its strict policy on changing gender identities on driver's licenses. ...

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Mom: Pastor outed on Grindr told her gay son he was going to hell

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Jennifer and Tyler Kish
A parent has come forward with new accusations against the anti-gay pastor who was outed on Grindr, and says the pastor told her suicidal gay son he might as well commit suicide. ...

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Anti-LGBT pastor resigns after Grindr photos, hook-up conversations exposed

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Matthew-Makela
Rev. Matthew Makela resigned as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church just one day before Queerty posted screenshots and text messages of sexually explicit conversations between the pastor and other men. ...

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Michigan Democrats push for LGBT rights protections in state’s civil rights act

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Michigan
Democrat lawmakers are asking the Legislature to add protections for LGBT people to Michigan's civil rights act. The effort comes a day after a Senate committee held a hearing on a bill that backers say protects people's religious freedom. ...

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Judge won’t order Michigan to recognize dying man’s same-sex marriage

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Brian Merucci and Bruce Morgan on their wedding day, Dec. 7, 2013, in New York City.
A federal judge has refused to grant a dying man and his partner state recognition of their marriage ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. ...

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Michigan same-sex marriage challenge began as an adoption case

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Rowse and DeBoer
April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse initially went to court to jointly adopt each other's children, not to confront Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. Three years later, the Detroit-area nurses sometimes can't buy groceries without supporters recognizing them and giving a hug. ...

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Christian auto shop owner in Michigan vows to deny service to gay customers

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Brian Klawiter
The owner of a Michigan auto repair shop says he won’t hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons" because the voices of those who have Christian, conservative values are often overshadowed by those who do not. ...

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Michigan couple seeks immediate marriage recognition as spouse’s illness worsens

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Brian Merucci and Bruce Morgan on their wedding day, Dec. 7, 2013, in New York City.
A same-sex couple is asking a federal court to order Michigan to recognize their out-of-state marriage immediately as one man's fight with brain cancer worsens. ...

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Michigan governor reiterates he would veto religious objections bill that doesn’t protect gays

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
Gov. Rick Snyder warned Thursday that he would veto religious objections legislation unless lawmakers also send him a bill extending anti-discrimination protections to gays. ...

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Michigan woman sues Planet Fitness over revoked membership, trans-friendly policy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Planet Fitness' "judgement free zone" policy includes transgender-friendly facilities.
The Michigan woman whose Planet Fitness membership was revoked following repeated complaints about the gym's policy to allow a transgender woman to use the women's locker room has filed a lawsuit against the chain. ...

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