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Highly respected African American Detroit-based pastor and scholar, Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors, has "come out" as an ally.
Deputies at Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office released the sketch of a man that is believed to have assaulted a woman after calling her a gay slur.
Bill Schuette, the Republican Attorney General for the state of Michigan, has publicly denounced a group called Traditionalist Youth Network for an amicus brief it filed against marriage equality. But what is really astounding is just how run-of-the-mill this brief really is.
United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that marriages for same-sex couples performed in Michigan will be recognized by the federal government.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has said that state agencies will not immediately recognize the 300 marriages performed in Michigan on Saturday, before a stay was issued. Spokespeople for the Governor said that everything related to the marriages, including adoptions by married couples will be placed "on hold."
Following a federal judge's ruling, striking down Michigan's ban on marriage equality, a handful of counties have begun issuing licenses to same-sex couples. You can see the magic via Twitter.
Today, a judge struck down Michigan's ban on marriage equality, which is a victory in itself. But Judge Bernard A. Friedman also completely ripped apart the testimony of one "expert" witness, Mark Regnerus. Regnerus' thoroughly flawed and discredited "parenting study" has not been able to pass courtroom muster.
Michigan's ban on marriage for same-sex couples has been ruled unconstitutional by a judge in the state.
Earlier this week, Bill Donahue emailed NYC Pride and asked to participate in the 44th annual NYC LGBT Pride March with a banner that reads “Straight is Great." Further countering Bill's intended message, Michael O'Laughlin wrote an op-ed for The Advocate yesterday, called "Gay and Faithful Aren't Mutually Exclusive."
As Michigan's marriage equality ban continues in trial, we've seen anti-LGBT activists come out in full force.