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Mich. governor, business coalition urge adding statewide LGBT protections

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Michigan
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity, applauding companies and the state's two largest regional chambers of commerce for joining a business-backed push to amend the law. [...]

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Judge takes up Michigan ban on domestic partner benefits

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
U.S. District Judge David Lawson
DETROIT -- A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday. [...]

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ACLU files suit to enforce legal rights of newly married Mich. same-sex couples

Monday, April 14, 2014
Brianne Bowen, The Ann Arbor News (AP)Mark Thiesmeyer and Matt Hook of Ann Arbor get married by Rev. Roger Pohl after more than 12 years together outside the Washtenaw County Administration Building in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, March 22, 2014, the day after a federal court struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage.
DETROIT -- The American Civil Liberties Union says it's filing a lawsuit to enforce the legal rights of about 300 same-sex couples who were married during a one-day window between separate federal court decisions. [...]

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Governor: Mich. won’t recognize 300+ same-sex marriages performed Saturday

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday. [...]

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Snyder nears verdict on status of Mich. same-sex marriage licenses

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday he wants to quickly decide the legal status of hundreds of same-sex marriages conducted after a judge struck down Michigan's gay marriage ban but before the ruling was halted. [...]

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Michigan governor Rick Snyder stays cautious on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who keeps mostly silent on social issues in favor of focusing on the economy, is stepping carefully on the issue of same-sex marriage after a judge's declaration that the state's ban is unconstitutional. [...]

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Mich. governor to wait for appeals court before recognizing same-sex marriages

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Brianne Bowen, The Ann Arbor News (AP)Mark Thiesmeyer and Matt Hook of Ann Arbor get married by Rev. Roger Pohl after more than 12 years together outside the Washtenaw County Administration Building in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, March 22, 2014, the day after a federal court struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage.
DETROIT -- Michigan state agencies won't immediately recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the hours before an appeals court put on hold a judge's ruling that tossed out a state ban on gay marriage, the governor's office said Sunday. [...]

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Mich. governor asks judge to uphold ban on partner benefits for gay couples

Monday, February 17, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder wants a federal judge to continue Michigan's ban on domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples who work for state and local governments. [...]

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Mich. governor: Will discuss expanding gay rights, but won’t take the lead

Monday, December 16, 2013
Jake May, APGov. Rick Snyder speaks Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at the Flint Assembly Plant. in Flint, Mich.
LANSING, Mich. — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder says he's open to the idea of extending civil rights protections to gay people, as long as the GOP-led Michigan Legislature is ready to collaborate. [...]

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Mich. governor condemns GOP leader’s remark that gays are dying of AIDS

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder (left) and Dave Agema
LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan has condemned GOP National Committee member Dave Agema’s statement that gay people are seeking health insurance for same-sex partners because they are dying of AIDS and want free medical care. [...]

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