Gay marriage http://wemu.org en Gay Marriage In Michigan: Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path http://wemu.org/post/gay-marriage-michigan-lawyers-disagree-over-gay-marriage-appeal-path <div>Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They want the case to move quickly, but they say the Cincinnati-based court should stick to its practice of assigning cases to a three-judge panel.</span></div><div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:15:09 +0000 Associated Press 44446 at http://wemu.org Gay Marriage In Michigan: Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages http://wemu.org/post/us-recognizes-michigan-same-sex-couple-marriages <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:24:26 +0000 Associated Press 43424 at http://wemu.org US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage http://wemu.org/post/judge-strikes-down-michigans-ban-gay-marriage <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A judge has struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage, the latest in a series of decisions overturning similar laws across the country.<p></p>Federal Judge Bernard Friedman ruled Friday, two weeks after a trial. Two Detroit-area nurses who've been partners for eight years claimed the ban violated their rights under the U.S. Constitution.<p></p>It was not clear if gay marriages could begin immediately.<p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:22:23 +0000 Patrick Campion 43203 at http://wemu.org Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage EMU LGBT Resource Center Director Optimistic about Gay Marriage Trial Outcome http://wemu.org/post/emu-lgbt-resource-center-director-optimistic-about-gay-marriage-trial-outcome <div>The end is near for the trial involving a Hazel Park couple who want Michigan's ban on gay marriage overturned, but the issue itself is far from being settled.</div><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:08:54 +0000 Bob Eccles 42453 at http://wemu.org EMU LGBT Resource Center Director Optimistic about Gay Marriage Trial Outcome Day 6 Testimony in Detroit Gay Marriage Trial http://wemu.org/post/day-6-testimony-detroit-gay-marriage-trial <div>&nbsp;A university economist says children raised by heterosexual couples have a much greater chance of making normal progress through school than kids living with same-sex parents.</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:37:48 +0000 Associated Press 42370 at http://wemu.org Day 6 Testimony in Detroit Gay Marriage Trial State of Michigan's First Witness in Gay Marriage Ban Trail Barred from Testifying http://wemu.org/post/state-michigans-first-witness-gay-marriage-ban-trail-barred-testifying <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <link href="http://wemu.org/post/state-michigans-first-witness-gay-marriage-ban-trail-barred-testifying" rel="standout" /> </p><p><br />The state's defense of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban got off to a rocky start Monday.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137801956&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal Judge Bernard Friedman tossed out the state's first witness in the case. He said Yale law student </span>Sherif<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Girgis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> did not qualify as an expert witness. The plaintiffs' attorneys pointed to the fact that </span>Girgis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is still a student, and said he would only be expressing his opinion on gay marriage - not actual evidence.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:07:48 +0000 Jake Neher 42291 at http://wemu.org State of Michigan's First Witness in Gay Marriage Ban Trail Barred from Testifying Gay Marriage Opposition Speaks Out in Detroit http://wemu.org/post/gay-marriage-opposition-speaks-out-detroit <p><strong>Pastors rally in opposition to gay marriage ahead of federal court case in Detroit</strong><br />By Jake Neher</p><p></p><p><br /><br />A federal judge will hear arguments this week over whether Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional.&nbsp; The trial begins Tuesday in Detroit.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:12:23 +0000 Bob Eccles 42014 at http://wemu.org Gay Marriage Opposition Speaks Out in Detroit Local LGBT Community Closely Watches Supreme Court http://wemu.org/post/local-lgbt-community-closely-watches-supreme-court <p>The local LGBT community is closely following the U.S. Supreme Court's tackling of the issue of gay marriage.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:11:45 +0000 Bob Eccles 27362 at http://wemu.org Local LGBT Community Closely Watches Supreme Court