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.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. The day not only celebrates members of the LGBT community who publicly disclosed their sexuality, but it also brings attention to the challenges still facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
March 7 marks an important anniversary for the city of East Lansing that many people don’t know about. On this date 40 years ago, the city council passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.