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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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Michigan House approves ‘license to discriminate’ religious freedom bill

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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LANSING, Mich. -- A bill that supporters say would protect people's right to exercise their religious beliefs free from government overreach has won approval from the Michigan House. The Republican-led House voted 59-50 along party lines Thursday to move the legislation to the Senate, just hours after it was approved [...]

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Mich. House lawmakers adjourn hearing without voting on anti-LGBT bias bill

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan lawmakers have adjourned a historic legislative hearing without voting on a measure that would update the state's anti-discrimination law to include protections for LGBT citizens. [...]

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Detroit nurses challenging Michigan gay marriage ban adopt 4th child

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Hazel Park nurses April DeBoer, left and Jayne Rowse, kiss 2-year-old Rylee DeBoer-Rowse during Michigan Adoption Day at the Oakland County Court House in Pontiac, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The Detroit-area nurses, who are challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage, finalized their adoption of Rylee, their fourth adopted child.
HAZEL PARK, Mich. -- Two Detroit-area nurses who are challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage are raising a fourth adopted child. The adoption of 2-year-old Rylee DeBoer-Rowse became final in Oakland County on Tuesday, a day when adoptions were publicly celebrated across Michigan. [...]

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