Today on Current State: Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum on gay marriage; state Rep. Andy Schor on year-round schooling; the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame; Johnny Mathis; and observing Kristallnacht in Eaton Rapids.
Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages remains in place. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman chose to hold a trial in February in the case in which a lesbian couple from Hazel Park is seeking to overturn the state’s laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and entering into joint adoptions.
On November 9 and 10, 1938, Nazi soldiers ransacked Jewish homes, synagogues and hospitals across Germany and parts of Austria. The event 75 years ago came to be known as “Kristallnacht”, the night of broken glass. Historians widely view it as the beginning of the Holocaust.