ACLU of Michigan

Michigan Supreme Court
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A new court rule is supposed to make sure judges in Michigan don’t put people in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines or fees.  


Prisons
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More than 300 Michigan inmates sentenced as minors to life without parole could get a second chance at early release. 


Michigan State House of Representatives
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People would face criminal penalties for coercing someone to have an abortion under a bill in the state House.   

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ACLU of Michigan stipulates how they think the cameras should be used, and for how long the footage is archived.

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Gay couple trying to force state to recognize their marriage, "for our 13 kids"

The ACLU of Michigan is suing the state to force it to recognize the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples who got married last month.

Clint McCormack and Bryan Reamer are one of eight couples named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed Monday.

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The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to force the state of Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in March.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of couples who say their constitutional rights are being violated by Gov. Rick Snyder. He won't recognize the marriages for the purpose of benefits until federal courts decide the status of Michigan's ban on gay marriage. 

Jay Kaplan is staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan's LGBT Project.  Kaplan says the Governor is talking out of both sides of his mouth.