Results tagged “Michigan” from Last Word

As news today came that U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman had found Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional, it brought with it the end of a two-year legal battle for Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer. The ruling was the culmination of a lawsuit that originally began as an attempt to overturn Michigan's ban on joint adoptions ... [Read]

"...that's a broad statement, so it'd depend on the particular facts of the situation. That's a hypothetical, that's very general in that context...The question is how should government be involved in that process and how active, so again that's where I'm happy to work with the legislature as they're willing to look at those kind of issues." -Michigan Gov. Rick ... [Read]

"I think all of us that sit at this dais believe that this is extremely important. … [We] want to make sure that we're supporting the LGBT community not only in our own city but in cities across the world.” Carol Wood, Lansing, Mich., City Council president, speaking yesterday as the body voted 7-0 to pass a resolution calling ... [Read]

"The debate in Indian country is very similar to the debate in the United States in that you have strong feelings going both ways. What you see in Indian country is this struggle between the historical accepting of the two-spirit individuals versus the relatively new but yet very strong Christian influences." -- Elizabeth Ann Kronk, member of the Sault Ste. ... [Read]