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U.S. District Judge David Lawson

Judge takes up Michigan ban on domestic partner benefits

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

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

Monday, April 14, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)

Michigan governor Rick Snyder stays cautious on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)

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

Monday, February 17, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Jake May, APGov. Rick Snyder speaks Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at the Flint Assembly Plant. in Flint, Mich.

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

Monday, December 16, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Rick Snyder (left) and Dave Agema

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Florida’s Charlie Crist plots political comeback as Democrat

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor's mansion, Charlie Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida's stranger-than-fiction standards. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)

Mich. governor too focused on jobs to articulate an opinion on LGBT rights

Thursday, October 24, 2013
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan governor Rick Snyder is so focused on jobs that he remains unable to articulate an opinion on whether he supports or opposes expanding civil rights protections based on sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)

Mich. governor sidesteps question on gay marriage, has no personal opinion

Thursday, May 30, 2013
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is sidestepping the debate over whether gay marriage should be allowed in Michigan. [ Read more → ]
Rick Snyder

Michigan governor signs bill to ban healthcare coverage for unmarried partners

Thursday, December 22, 2011
LANSING, Mich. -- Following months of heated debate, Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder on Thursday signed House Bill 4770, eliminating health care coverage for domestic partners of public employees, and prohibiting any government entity in the state from providing such coverage. [ Read more → ]
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