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RNC panel censures Michigan member over gay, Muslim remarks

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Dave Agema
The Republican National Committee's executive committee voted to censure Michigan Republican David Agema for what it calls "harmful rhetoric" about gays and Muslims. ...

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Court: State lawyer’s ‘bullying’ of gay student not protected by 1st Amendment

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Andrew Shirvell (left), with a defaced image of gay college student Chris Armstrong that Shirvell posted on his blog in 2010.
The court said attorney general’s office was justified in firing Andrew Shirvell in 2010 because his posts on Facebook and an anti-gay blog, as well as his campus visits and TV appearances, had an adverse impact on the agency’s credibility. ...

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No action Friday by U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage cases

Saturday, January 10, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court did not grant review in any new cases on Friday as gay rights activists eagerly awaited news that it might consider a new round of cases challenging states' ability to ban same-sex marriage. ...

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Now legal in 36 states, Supreme Court to take another look at same-sex marriage

Thursday, January 8, 2015
J. Scott Applewhite (AP)
The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate. ...

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Missing transgender man found dead, suicide suspected

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Jay Ralko, who went missing Dec. 10 in Warren, Mich., was found inside his vehicle in a supermarket parking lot. Police say they suspect Ralko took his own life. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules same-sex marriage cases for conference review

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
A number of same-sex marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. ...

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Mich. won’t appeal ruling that overturned ban on domestic partner benefits

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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The state of Michigan won't appeal a decision that struck down a law barring local governments from offering benefits to same-sex domestic partners. ...

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Mich. legislature adjourns without final passage of ‘license to discriminate’ bill

Monday, December 22, 2014
Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
The state Senate adjourned its 2013-14 session without considering a controversial religious freedom bill approved by House lawmakers earlier this month. ...

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Help sought in locating transgender man who disappeared ten days ago

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Jay Ralko
Jay Ralko, 22, disappeared in Warren, Mich., on Dec. 10 after he left behind a note for his roommate indicating there was an emergency. ...

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Mich. organization to match donations for agencies serving LGBT community

Sunday, December 7, 2014
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A Michigan-based philanthropic organization has launched a matching gift program for a fund that supports projects at nonprofit agencies serving the area's LGBT community. ...

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