State Attorney General Bill Schuette has asked a federal appeals court to put the legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage on a fast track. Schuette is defending Michigan’s ban. Read more→
A bill to let out-of-state residents gather petitions signatures is awaiting Governor Rick Snyder’s signature. Because of the bill, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state. Read more→
The federal government will recognize the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples performed last weekend in Michigan before more weddings were blocked by an appeals court. That means they will be able file joint federal tax returns and share federal government benefits. Read more→
Some congressional Democrats are putting pressure on Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend. They sent a letter today asking US Attorney General Eric Holder to grant federal recognition of the marriages. Read more→
More than 300 newly married gay and lesbian couples in Michigan are watching to see what a federal appeals court might do this week.
Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, their marriages were performed this weekend before a federal appeals court called a halt to more same-sex weddings. Read more→
A federal judge says he expects to take two weeks or less to issue his opinion on whether Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, the trial wrapped up today. Read more→
The federal trial on the challenge to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban continues today with testimony from a county clerk who would like to issue wedding licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Read more→