gay marriage http://wkar.org en Same sex marriage in MI awaits appellate decision http://wkar.org/post/same-sex-marriage-mi-awaits-appellate-decision <p></p><p>Yesterday, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati began hearing arguments involving state bans against same sex marriage. Michigan, whose voters approved such a ban a decade ago, is one of those states. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:31:33 +0000 Rick Pluta 57841 at http://wkar.org Same sex marriage in MI awaits appellate decision U.S. 6th Circuit hears Michigan's gay marriage case http://wkar.org/post/us-6th-circuit-hears-michigans-gay-marriage-case <p></p><p></p><p>Marriage equality supporters in Michigan are closely watching events unfold today in Cincinnati. That's where the <a href="http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/internet/default.html" target="_blank">U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals</a> will hear arguments on the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The court may decide the fate of Michigan's ban as well as those in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:33:05 +0000 Kevin Lavery 57788 at http://wkar.org U.S. 6th Circuit hears Michigan's gay marriage case Gay marriage in Michigan in legal limbo http://wkar.org/post/gay-marriage-michigan-legal-limbo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legal status of same-sex marriage here in Michigan was taken for quite the ride over the weekend.&nbsp;Late Friday afternoon, Federal District Judge Bernard Friedman declared Michigan’s 2004 ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. By Saturday afternoon, the clerks in four Michigan counties – </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Muskegon, Oakland and Ingham – issued hundreds of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Michigan Attorney General <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag">Bill </a></span><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag">Schuette’s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> request to put the ruling on hold was granted by the </span>6th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. That temporary hold lasts until Wednesday.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:39:47 +0000 Joe Linstroth 51112 at http://wkar.org Gay marriage in Michigan in legal limbo Research on parenting to figure in federal same sex marriage trial http://wkar.org/post/research-parenting-figure-federal-same-sex-marriage-trial <p></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">A federal judge in Detroit will hear opening arguments today on a case that could potentially overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. In 2012, two lesbian nurses sued Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a> and Attorney General <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag">Bill Schuette.</a> The couple is raising three special needs children, but they cannot legally adopt them unless they are married.</span><br /> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:22:22 +0000 Kevin Lavery 49861 at http://wkar.org Research on parenting to figure in federal same sex marriage trial Ingham Clerk Byrum decries gay marriage delay, blasts AG http://wkar.org/post/ingham-clerk-byrum-decries-gay-marriage-delay-blasts-ag <p></p><p></p><p>Michigan&rsquo;s ban on same-sex marriages remains in place. Yesterday, <a href="http://www.mied.uscourts.gov/judges/guidelines/topic.cfm?topic_id=62">U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman</a> chose to hold a trial in February in the case in which a lesbian couple from Hazel Park is seeking to overturn the state&rsquo;s laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and entering into joint adoptions. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:56:18 +0000 Current State 43904 at http://wkar.org Ingham Clerk Byrum decries gay marriage delay, blasts AG Michigan Treasury says Same-Sex Spouses Have To File Separately http://wkar.org/post/michigan-treasury-says-same-sex-spouses-have-file-separately <p>Michigan is asking same-sex couples married in states that allow it to file separate tax returns. That&rsquo;s despite the fact that the federal government recognizes their relationships.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:23:52 +0000 Rick Pluta 42997 at http://wkar.org Michigan Treasury says Same-Sex Spouses Have To File Separately Efforts Underway To Be Ready If Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban http://wkar.org/post/efforts-underway-be-ready-if-judge-strikes-down-gay-marriage-ban <p>Some county clerks are already planning what to do if a federal judge overturns Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:56:26 +0000 Rick Pluta 39946 at http://wkar.org Efforts Underway To Be Ready If Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban Michigan Gay Marriage Ban Hearing Will Be October 1 http://wkar.org/post/michigan-gay-marriage-ban-hearing-will-be-october-1 <p>A federal judge in Detroit has set an October first hearing date for a legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on gay marriage and adoptions by same-sex couples.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:11:32 +0000 Rick Pluta 38940 at http://wkar.org Michigan Gay Marriage Ban Hearing Will Be October 1 Judge Orders Trial In challenge To Michigan Gay Marriage Ban http://wkar.org/post/judge-orders-trial-challenge-michigan-gay-marriage-ban <p>A federal judge is allowing a legal challenge to Michigan adoption laws and its ban on same-sex marriage to go forward.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:53:37 +0000 Rick Pluta 38472 at http://wkar.org Judge Orders Trial In challenge To Michigan Gay Marriage Ban Judge Strikes Down Michigan Ban On Partner Benefits http://wkar.org/post/judge-strikes-down-michigan-ban-partner-benefits <p>A federal judge has struck down a state law that prohibits public employers from offering health coverage and other benefits to the live-in partners of gay and lesbian employees.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:18:19 +0000 Rick Pluta 38344 at http://wkar.org Judge Strikes Down Michigan Ban On Partner Benefits Responses to SCOTUS decisions on DOMA and gay rights http://wkar.org/post/responses-scotus-decisions-doma-and-gay-rights <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gay rights activists cheered two decisions yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court.&nbsp; One overturns the federal Defense of Marriage Act (</span>DOMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">), the other essentially allows same-sex marriages in the state of California. Among other things, the </span>DOMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruling means many gay spouses will be able to receive Social Security benefits, jointly file tax returns and share healthcare plans without a tax penalty. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:28:51 +0000 Current State 38268 at http://wkar.org Responses to SCOTUS decisions on DOMA and gay rights Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Rulings Won’t Immediately Affect Michigan http://wkar.org/post/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-rulings-won-t-immediately-affect-michigan <p>Michigan won’t see any immediate effects from Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:41:13 +0000 Jake Neher 38225 at http://wkar.org Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Rulings Won’t Immediately Affect Michigan Federal judge postpones ruling on gay marriage in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/federal-judge-postpones-ruling-gay-marriage-michigan <p></p><p>A federal judge in Detroit postponed his ruling on gay marriage in Michigan to wait for the Supreme Court’s decision, which will likely come out in June. &nbsp;Penny Gardner, president of the <a href="http://www.lahronline.org/">Lansing Association for Human Rights</a>, offers her reaction.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:34:49 +0000 Current State 32417 at http://wkar.org