Tag Archives: Michigan

MICHIGAN: ACLU Sues For Recognition Of Existing Same-Sex Marriages

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan filed a lawsuit today to guarantee that the marriages of 300 same-sex couples performed last month are recognized by the state. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight same-sex couples who were married after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban and before the Sixth …

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MICHIGAN: State Asks For Full Sixth Circuit Court To Hear Marriage Appeal

Michigan has asked for an en banc review of the marriage equality case now before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lyle Dennison writes at SCOTUSblog: This is the first time that a state which has had its ban on such marriages struck down in a district court has asked for full court review of an appeal. Federal judges in …

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Mark Regnerus Has The Michigan Sadz

“I frankly don’t understand why the judge elected to pass on a discussion of some of the very real concerns our research raised. It’s as if raising standard methodological issues on this subject is just unwelcome today, unless it’s clear that you are friendly to the political goals of the same-sex marriage movement. My study noted numerous suboptimal outcomes experienced …

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MICHIGAN: White Supremacists File Brief In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The white supremacist Traditionalist Youth Network has filed an amicus brief with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. Which certainly won’t hurt our cause. “The totality of the history of the Western and American traditions demonstrates quite clearly that same-sex conduct can be penalized,” wrote attorney Kyle Bristow, suggesting that legalized gay …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has good news and bad news marriage in Michigan. One Missouri lawmaker is taking a stand for equality. We have more good news from national polling. And five couples in Mississippi requested marriage licenses last week. What happened next will probably not surprise you.”

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BREAKING: AG Eric Holder Says Feds Will Recognize Michigan’s Gay Marriages

Just in via White House press release: “I have determined that the same-sex marriages performed last Saturday in Michigan will be recognized by the federal government. These families will be eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages. The Governor of Michigan has made clear that the marriages that took place on Saturday were …

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MICHIGAN: Gov. Rick Snyder Refuses To Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says that while he considers the 300+ same-sex marriages conducted last week to be legal, he won’t allow state agencies to recognize them. Snyder acknowledged same-sex couples “had a legal marriage.” But because of the court’s stay, he added, the gay marriage ban has been restored. The governor’s move closes the door, at least for now, …

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MICHIGAN: Sixth Circuit Court Indefnitely Extends Stay On Marriage Ban Overturn

It appears that Saturday’s 300+ Michigan marriages may not be locally recognized for a very long time. Via the Detroit Free Press: The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday extended a stay on last week’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman that struck down the Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. The 2-1 ruling, issued late Tuesday afternoon, …

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Tony Perkins Cheers Michigan Stay Ruling

“The honeymoon for same-sex ‘marriage’ was a short one in Michigan. Twenty-four hours after District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down the state’s marriage amendment, the 6th Circuit Court came to Michigan’s aid — ordering a halt to the ‘weddings’ that had broken out in four counties on Friday night. In some regions, clerks’ offices stayed open through the night and …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: Michigan’s marriage ban is unconstitutional. Oklahoma couples fight back in court against an anti-gay group making misleading claims about children. A pro-equality ruling is delayed, pending appeal. But another is put in place as of now. We have some important hearings coming up very soon. And pro-equality Republicans hang on to their seats in a tight election.

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MICHIGAN: Governor Won’t Immediately Recognize Saturday’s 300+ Gay Marriages

The office of GOP Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is ordering state agencies to wait before recognizing the 300+ same-sex marriages that took place on Saturday but the Sixth Circuit Court issued its stay. Via the Associated Press: About 300 couples wed Saturday in four Michigan counties before a federal appeals court placed a stay on a Detroit federal judge’s decision …

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MICHIGAN: Sixth Circuit Court Asks For Appeal/Stay Response By Tuesday
UPDATE: Stay Issued, Marriages Halted

Via the Associated Press: A federal appeals court order makes it unlikely Michigan’s same-sex marriages will be quickly halted. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to freeze Friday’s decision that overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage. The court responded Saturday, saying it wants to hear from the winning side …

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From A Michigan County Clerk

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Episcopal Church Has Michigan Gladz

From the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan: As Christians and leaders in the Episcopal Church, we applaud Judge Friedman’s decision to overturn Michigan’s ban on equal marriage as a step on the right side of history. As the case of DeBoer v. Snyder continues to work its way through our judicial system, it is our hope that future judges will continue …

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Michigan Sees First Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Detroit Free Press: Michigan’s first gay marriage was performed shortly after 8 a.m. today by Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum at the historic courthouse in Mason. Glenna DeJong, 53, and Marsha Caspar, 52, both of Lansing, were married in the lobby after Byrum opened the clerk’s office at 8 a.m. and issued them a license. “We’ve been waiting …

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Freep This Michigan Poll

Right here. (Tipped by JMG reader American Putz)

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Michigan County To Issue “No Waiting Period” Marriage Licenses TOMORROW

Michigan’s Washtenaw County clerk’s office will open tomorrow morning to issue no-waiting-period marriages licenses. And the licenses will be FREE. The Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office will issue 60 gay marriage licenses on Saturday, one day after a U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman today struck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, Clerk Lawrence Kestenbaum confirmed today. “As far as we’re concerned, …

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Pastors Have The Michigan Sadz

“Judge Friedman has negated the vote of 2.7 million voters in the State of Michigan. Moreover, he has said to the almost 70 percent of Black citizens who voted in favor of marriage protection that our voting rights are no longer protected. Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and our forefathers apparently died in vain.” – Rev. Roland Caldwell. …

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VIDEO: Michigan Plaintiffs Get The News

You’ll want a tissue for this. Maybe two.

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MICHIGAN: Attorney General Vows To Appeal And Request Immediate Stay

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