gay marriage ban http://wemu.org en Oral Arguments Set In Michigan Gay Marriage Case http://wemu.org/post/oral-arguments-set-michigan-gay-marriage-case <div>Oral arguments have been officially scheduled by a federal appeals court about Michigan's dispute over gay marriage.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:04:49 +0000 Associated Press 47440 at http://wemu.org Oral Arguments Set In Michigan Gay Marriage Case Schuette Files Brief Defending Gay Marriage Ban In Michigan http://wemu.org/post/schuette-files-brief-defending-gay-marriage-ban-michigan <p></p><p> <meta content="Gay Marriage, Supreme Court, Michigan" name="news_keywords" /> </p><div>Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal appeals court to uphold the state's 2004 voter-approved gay marriage ban.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 08 May 2014 14:03:06 +0000 Associated Press 45550 at http://wemu.org Schuette Files Brief Defending Gay Marriage Ban In Michigan Schuette: Supreme Court Needs To Resolve Same-Sex Marriage Question ASAP http://wemu.org/post/schuette-supreme-court-needs-resolve-same-sex-marriage-question-asap <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan Attorney General Bill </span>Schuette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the sooner the US Supreme Court settles the question of whether same-sex marriage bans are constitutional, the better.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:54:52 +0000 Rick Pluta 43406 at http://wemu.org Schuette: Supreme Court Needs To Resolve Same-Sex Marriage Question ASAP Michigan's Gay Marriage Trial In the Hands of the Judge http://wemu.org/post/michigans-gay-marriage-trial-hands-judge <div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Closing arguments have ended in a challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage, which was approved by voters in 2004.</span></p><p></p><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Detroit federal Judge Bernard Friedman says Friday he expects to make a decision within two weeks.</div><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:37:30 +0000 Associated Press 42462 at http://wemu.org Michigan's Gay Marriage Trial In the Hands of the Judge 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 Gay Marriage Trial To Resume In Detroit Today http://wemu.org/post/gay-marriage-trial-resume-detroit-today <p>(Detroit)-A University of Texas professor will face a vigorous cross-examination in the trial over Michigan's gay-marriage ban.&nbsp; Mark Regnerus is returning to the witness chair this morning in Detroit federal court. He testified Monday for the state of Michigan. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette&nbsp; is defending a 2004 constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage as only between a man and a woman.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:57:41 +0000 Associated Press 42306 at http://wemu.org Gay Marriage Trial To Resume In Detroit Today 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 Same-Sex Parenting Trial In Detroit http://wemu.org/post/same-sex-parenting-trial-detroit <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><div><p>The State of Michigan’s highly anticipated gay marriage trial began Tuesday in Detroit, where a Federal judge will hear the pros and cons of raising children in same-sex families and rule on the definition of marriage in Michigan.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:20:58 +0000 Patrik Holubik 42033 at http://wemu.org Same-Sex Parenting Trial In Detroit