A federal judge in Michigan could rule as soon as Thursday on a challenge to the state's ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions. The challenge comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two cases dealing with gay marriage later this month.
A new study by Third Way, the Washington, D.C.-based public policy think tank, and Freedom to Marry debunks a political scare tactic promoted by anti-gay activists: that legislators will lose their seats for supporting marriage equality.
Sixty-two percent of Tennesseans oppose “allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally” but almost as strong a majority oppose making it illegal to talk about homosexuality in school classrooms at lower grade levels, according to a Middle Tennessee State University poll.
A northern Michigan Indian tribal council has voted to recognize gay marriage. The Petoskey News-Review reports that the legislative body of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians made the decision Sunday.