gay rights

Radio Made in Michigan
12:56 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Ingham Clerk Byrum decries gay marriage delay, blasts AG

Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum had hoped to issue marriage licenses to gay couples yesterday.
Credit ingham.org

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:07 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Newly out MSU freshman shares his experience

MSU LGBT Resource Center director Deanna Hurlbert, with MSU freshman Ian Jacobs. Jacobs recently came out as gay.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

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.

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NewsRoom
3:08 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

State Capitol Area Could Adopt Uniform Gay Rights Ordinances

A group of Lansing-area local elected officials are calling for a common anti-discrimination policy for the entire region surrounding the state Capitol.

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NewsRoom
10:35 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

East Lansing Marks 40th Anniversary of Gay Rights Ordinance

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.

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