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Oral arguments set in appeal of Michigan, three other states same-sex marriage rulings

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press   (AP)Supporters and protesters chant before closing arguments in the trial of two Detroit-area nurses, Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, challenging Michigan's gay-marriage ban at the Theodore Levin Federal Court in Detroit Friday March 7, 2014.
DETROIT -- Oral arguments have been scheduled by a federal appeals court in the appeals of same-sex marriage rulings in Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. The Cincinnati-based U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said in a court filing Monday that it would hear arguments in the cases on August 6.

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New lawsuit aims to strike down Ohio same-sex marriage ban

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Civil rights attorneys Jennifer Branch, center left, and Lisa Meeks, center right, talk about the lawsuit they filed in federal court in Cincinnati seeking to strike down Ohio's gay marriage ban, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. They are surrounded by some of the gay couples who are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, including, from left, Michelle Gibson, Mary Koehler, Karl Rece Jr., Gary Goodman, Ethan Fletcher and Ronny Beck.
CINCINNATI -- Civil rights attorneys have filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down Ohio's gay marriage ban and to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state.

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Federal appeals court says Mich. gay marriage case will follow usual track

| Monday, April 28, 2014
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A federal appeals court won't give special treatment to Michigan's dispute over same-sex marriage. The court says the state's appeal of a decision overturning a ban on same-sex marriage will follow the usual course.

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Appeals court stays ruling that Tenn. recognize marriages of three gay couples

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
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A federal appeals court has issued a stay in a district court's ruling that the state of Tennessee must recognize the legal out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples .

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Appeals court extends freeze on same-sex marriage in Michigan

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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DETROIT -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday put an indefinite halt to same-sex marriage in Michigan while it takes a longer look at a judge's decision overturning a 2004 ban.

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Federal appeals court asked to let Michigan same-sex marriages resume

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Paul Sancya, APOakland County Clerk Lisa Brown signs a marriage license for Justin Flowers, middle, and Josh Redder after performing their wedding ceremony at the Oakland County Clerks office in Pontiac, Mich., Saturday, March 22, 2014.
DETROIT -- Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a higher court to reject an indefinite stay while the case is appealed by the state attorney general.

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Federal appeals court upholds termination of anti-gay human resources administrator

| Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the University of Toledo's decision to fire a high-level human resources administrator, who wrote a newspaper opinion column challenging the idea that LGBT people deserve the same civil rights protections as members of racial minority groups.

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Federal appeals court: Hate Crimes Act does not prohibit anti-gay speech

| Thursday, August 2, 2012
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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit brought by three Michigan pastors challenging the constitutionality of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

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