Same-Sex Marriages: One Year Later

By |2015-03-13T09:00:00-04:00March 13th, 2015|Michigan, News|

By BTL Staff

BTL Photo: Andrew Potter

In honor of the one year anniversary of Judge Bernard Friedman’s overturning of the Michigan same-sex marriage ban, various venues throughout the state will host gatherings. The Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo will also be held at the one year mark, offering LGBTQ and allied couples the chance to find inclusive vendors for their weddings, anniversaries and other celebrations. The free expo will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the Southfield Civic Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. To pre-register, visit

“As thousands wait in anticipation of the Supreme Court decision in June, this anniversary marks a special day for these couples and for the many who are fighting for the same basic right to marry and live as a family,” said Regina Calcagno, Public Education Campaign Director, Michigan for Marriage.

The following March 22 events will be held to commemorate the more than 300 same-sex marriages that took place the day following Friedman’s ruling:

Ingham County
2-5 p.m.
Midtown Brewing Company
402 S. Washington Square

Muskegon County
12:30-3:30 p.m.
Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1296 Montgomery Ave.

Oakland County
2-5 p.m.
Affirmations Community Center (Featuring Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown and MCCD’s Deacon Smith)
290 W. Nine Mile Road

Washtenaw County
2-5 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd
2145 Independence Boulevard
Ann Arbor

6:00 p.m.
Champagne toast at aut Bar
315 Braun Court
Ann Arbor

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