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The U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 decision striking down state bans against same-sex marriage has been touted as "probably the strongest manifesto in favor of marriage" and pilloried as "a threat to American democracy." It has energized celebrations at LGBT Pride events and private living rooms across the country and prompted warnings of "an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision." READ MORE.
"We were an army. Private citizens and grassroots - good people trying to do the right thing. I am tremendously proud of the legal system today. I am so proud of Judge Friedman who ordered a trial. I am so proud of Judge Martha Daughtrey who wrote that valiant dissent (in the 6th Circuit decision). I am proud of the five justices that authored the majority opinion in this case, for resolving issues of enormous importance in our society." said Carole Stanyar, attorney for the DeBoer family READ MORE.
State Rep. Cindy Gamrat gets barred from caucus indefinitely and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is failing to be "voice" of victims of rape in prison. READ MORE.
One part of the history behind this remarkable moment goes back to 1958 when the very first gay rights case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. In ONE Magazine v. The U.S. Post Office, SCOTUS ruled that a gay publication was not "inherently pornography" and could therefore be sent through the U.S. mail. From this seemingly small recognition giving voice to gay people and allowing us to communicate with one another, we have progressed to this historic day, where we celebrate our most intimate familial relationships in broad daylight under the full recognition of the law. READ MORE.
Oh, NOM. NOM, NOM, NOM. You are so freaked out right now. And if you weren't so hateful, I might actually feel some compassion for you. Though probably not. Because you are terrible in every way. READ MORE.
Reginald Rabbit wiggled his cottony tail, crinkled his pinky nose, and hummed softly, "I trust you, Barney. Barney, I do." READ MORE.
Thirty-five corporate leaders of Michigan's top businesses, including the State Department, came together in the first LGBT Career Fair hosted by the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Hundreds of job seekers attended the LGBT Career Fair held March 5. Many of them were seeking accepting and progressive attitudes in future employers in a state known for its anti-LGBT measures. READ MORE.
- Q&A: Matt Bomer Talks Channing Flattery ('I Blushed'), Explaining 'Magic Mike' To His Kids & Indecent Gyrations
- Adam Lambert Reveals He Dressed 'Outlandishly' Because He Was 'Overcompensating,' Talks Lack Of Gay Artists
- Did Snyder Trade Signature On Anti-Gay Adoption Bills For Deal On Road Funding?
- Q&A: Hilary Duff Talks Grindr & Giving Too Many F*cks, Geeks Out For Marriage Equality (and Miley Cyrus!)
- Snyder, Legislature Pass Litany Of Intolerant, Regressive Bills
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SOUTHFIELD - This year the BTL Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo was held on the anniversary weekend of Judge Friedman's decision in DeBoer v. Snyder. That decision struck down Michigan's same-sex marriage ban, for less than 24 hours, allowing 323 couples to become legally married in the state.View More Marriage
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