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Photos And Video! First Same-Sex Couples Marrying In Michigan!

by David Badash ● 10:00 AM March 22, 2014
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Thanks to several committed county clerks taking initiative, same-sex couples have jut started to marry in Michigan, one day after a federal judge struck down that state’s ban.

Jean Ann Esselink

Michigan Couple Take Judge’s Suggestion To Challenge State’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:01 AM September 11, 2012
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Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a lesbian couple from suburban Detroit are fighting laws banning them from marrying and from adopting children as a couple.

News

Same-Sex Couple Icons Included In Apple’s New iPhone OS

by David Badash ● 11:35 AM June 14, 2012
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Apple is including icons for same-sex couples in its new iPhone operating system, iOS 6, which is slated to be released this fall.

Bigotry Watch

Fischer: It’s Right That DOMA Discriminates Against Sodomy-Based Couples

by David Badash ● 3:55 PM June 4, 2012
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Bryan Fischer on Friday said that DOMA rightly discriminates against couples who are in sodomy-based unions, and compared gay people to pedophiles and rapists.

Analysis

Erie, Illinois Mayor Marcia Smith Suggests Children Raised by Same-Sex Couples Not Welcome In Town

by Scott Rose ● 2:44 PM June 4, 2012
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Erie, Illinois Mayor Smith laughs off that her public school system banned from its elementary schools all materials acknowledging same-sex couples raise children.

Civil Rights

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Would Also Legally “Divorce” Some Straight Couples

by David Badash ● 10:39 AM April 10, 2012

An anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment in N.C. would also have the effect of divorcing all legally-recognized heterosexual unions that are not marriage.

Bigotry Watch

Governor Scott Walker Attempted To Kill Same-Sex Couples Hospital Visitation Rights

by David Badash ● 4:44 PM April 9, 2012
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Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker last year attempted to prevent same-sex couples from accessing their legal hospital visitation rights, despite state law.

Civil Rights

Gov. McDonnell, Children Of LGBT Couples Are Thriving — And We Can Prove It

by Guest Author ● 12:15 PM February 25, 2012
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Gov. Bob McDonnell says children of LGBT couples are at a disadvantage because of who their parents are. Virginia’s 2,279 LGBT couples raising kids prove him wrong.

Civil Rights

Gay Rights: In Important Move Obama Extends Medicaid To Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM June 10, 2011
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President Obama will issue direction to states to allow them to include same-sex couples in Medicaid protections, equal to those of heterosexual married couples.

culture

If You Don’t Help, This Film About Same-Sex Binational Couples Won’t Get Made.

by David Badash ● 1:39 PM May 5, 2011
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Actor and musician David W. Ross explores the path that led him to want to create the film, “I Do.” But without your help, the film won’t get made.

Meet The Man Who Wants To Lynch Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 6:35 PM July 27, 2010
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NOM fan who thinks same-sex couples should get hanged instead of married speaks to the Courage Campaign.