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."
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."
Michigan: Judge denies testimony from 'unqualified' anti-LGBT activists, Regnerus still good to testify
As Michigan's marriage equality ban continues in trial, we've seen anti-LGBT activists come out in full force.
Testimony against marriage equality in Michigan includes "scholars" whose biases carry more weight than their research
Western Michigan University started The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Ally Career Mentorship Program to help LGBT graduates better prepare for the many challenges they will face when they enter the job market.