Tag Archives: Michigan

Sixth Circuit Court Remains Quiet

Another week has passed without a peep from the Sixth Circuit, from whom we await a ruling on the cases that would bring marriage equality to Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Some are wondering if the continued silence is due to opinions being rewritten in the light of SCOTUS declining to consider the cases out of the Fourth and Tenth.

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Ginsburg: SCOTUS Won’t Take A Marriage Case Until Appeals Courts Disagree

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today confirmed what many analysts have theorized when she said that marriage equality will likely not be heard in her court until federal appeals courts disagree on the issue. That hasn’t happened yet, but Ginsburg advised a Minnesota audience to therefore keep an eye on the Sixth Circuit. Via the Associated Press: Ginsburg said …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: There’s been some action in western states this week. Wisconsin organizers have formed a new group called Wisconsin Unites for Marriage. Their goal is public education while also persuading Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen to drop his defense of the state’s marriage ban. A federal judge ruled against Wisconsin’s law in June, and oral argument in an …

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FRC: Pray Against The Sixth Circuit Court

Here’s the Family Research Council’s prayer of the day: Circuit Court to Decide on Marriage in Four States – A three judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard cases today that challenge traditional marriage amendments in four state Constitutions: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Each of the Amendments, duly passed by a majority of …

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New York Times On The Sixth Circuit Court

The New York Times reports: In three hours of back-and-forth questioning, it appeared that neither side could take victory for granted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where the cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee were heard by two judges appointed by President George W. Bush and one by President Bill Clinton. Judge Jeffrey …

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Tony Perkins On The Sixth Circuit Court

“Unfortunately, conservatives aren’t just fighting the courts for their right to decide the issue — they’re also fighting a massive PR push from deep-pocketed activists who are desperate to normalize same-sex ‘marriage.’ Their campaign is hitting a fever pitch in places like Missouri, where groups like Show Me Marriage are doing their best to bring voters’ beliefs in line with …

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All Sixth Circuit Audio Files Are Posted

Audio files of the arguments for all four states have now been posted.  Dig in and give us your thoughts.

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Sixth Circuit Court Hearings Conclude, Reporters Weigh In With First Thoughts

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EARLY REPORT: Sixth Circuit Court Judge Martha Daughtrey Mocks Mark Regnerus

The above reporter also notes that Daughtrey said: “What harm comes? It doesn’t look like the sky has fallen in other cases.” Listen to the first hour of today’s hearing at this link and let us know your thoughts. UPDATE: Freedom To Marry has posted a copy of the Michigan arguments linked above.

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At The Marriage Rally In Cincinnati

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Here’s What Got Them To The Sixth Circuit

Via Freedom To Marry.

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The Sixth Circuit Hearings Begin At 1PM

Today’s marriage hearings in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will begin at 1PM local time. Streaming audio of the proceedings will be posted here shortly after things wrap up. The Louisville Courier recaps today’s “pretty conservative” panel of judges: The three appellate judges who will consider the fate of gay marriage bans in Kentucky and three other states include …

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Archbishop Of Cincinnati: Pray Against The Gays At the Sixth Circuit Court

“The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will be hearing arguments on efforts to strike down laws against ‘same-sex marriage’ in four states, including Ohio. The law in our state was a constitutional amendment strongly supported by Ohio’s bishops in 2004, and for good reason. Traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman for life, is …

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Tweet Of The Day – Freedom To Marry

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AP: Today’s Big Day At The Sixth Circuit

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NOM Chairman John Eastman: Marriage Rulings Are Like Living In Stalinist Russia

“We keep making the argument of the importance of marriage, that it takes a man and a woman to make a child and that the state can’t continue to redefine that if civilization’s policy goal is to support families rather than water down marriage to be about any adult relationship. These judges keep saying that’s not what marriage is. Based …

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WEDNESDAY: Sixth Circuit Court To Hear Marriage Cases From OH, MI, KY, & TN

In two days the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in five marriage equality cases out of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Via the Columbus Dispatch: A same-sex marriage showdown happens in Cincinnati on Wednesday as three federal appeals judges, including two Ohioans, hear marriage cases from Ohio and three neighboring states. It will be the single-largest legal …

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MICHIGAN: Christian Radio Host John Balyo Confesses To Rape Of Second Child

Cornerstone University radio host John Balyo was arrested last month after federal investigators connected him to the rape of an 11 year-old boy. Today Balyo confessed to a second rape. Via the Detroit Free Press: Former WCSG radio host John Richard Balyo admitted today that he and a second man handcuffed a 12-year-old boy to a motel bed, sexually abused …

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MICHIGAN: Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture Of Minors Introduced In State House

Via Michigan Live: Legislation introduced last week by state Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor, seeks to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. House Bill 5703 would amend Michigan’s mental health code to prohibit health professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 years old. “The evidence shows you cannot change sexual orientation, so the legislation was …

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Michigan Mayor: Atheists Are Like Nazis

Jim Fouts, the GOP mayor of Warren, Michigan is being sued by the ACLU after refusing to let an atheist group set up a booth in city hall next to the Christian outreach group that has been there for five years. “The city has certain values that I don’t believe are in general agreement with having an atheist station, nor …

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