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Dems introduce LGBT adoption bills

House and Senate Democrats have introduced legislation expanding adoption rights to LGBT couples. Last month, Attorney General Dana Nessel settled a lawsuit with Kristy and...

‘Religious liberty’ firm sues Nessel, DHHS over same-sex adoption rule

A group that intervened in a 2017 lawsuit over same-sex adoption rights settled last month by Attorney General Dana Nessel sued her office on...

DeVos defends charter schools, axing protections for transgender students

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, making the case for increasing funding for charter schools and education choice —...

Hoadley to challenge Upton, would be 1st openly gay Michigan member...

Updated 10:39 a.m., 4/9/19 State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) said he will announce today that he will seek the Democratic nomination to represent Michigan’s 6th...
Attorney General Dana Nessel

Nessel has received violent, anti-Semitic threats over Catholic Church investigation

Updated 11:15 a.m. Attorney General Dana Nessel has continued the investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church started by her predecessor, Republican Bill Schuette. However,...

Nessel says same-sex adoption settlement is ‘airtight,’ talks Michigan marriage equality...

Before she was attorney general, Dana Nessel was the lead attorney on a case challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex adoption. She represented Jayne Rowse and...

Nessel settles Michigan same-sex adoption lawsuit

Updated, 4:54 p.m. with comments from Mike Shirkey and Sam Bagenstos Attorney General Dana Nessel settled Friday with the plaintiffs in a 2017 lawsuit claiming...

Barb Byrum married Michigan’s first same-sex couple. Now she looks to...

Five years ago to the day, Barb Byrum performed the first same-sex marriage in Michigan. Before March 22, 2014, she was best known for...

March 22, 2014: When marriage equality first (briefly) ruled in Michigan

For roughly five hours on March 22, 2014, same-sex couples in Michigan were, at long last, able to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge...

On this day in 2014: Same-sex marriage is legalized in Michigan

U.S. District Judge Bernard Judge Friedman on March 21, 2014, issued a ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Michigan. In 2004, Michigan voters OK'd a constitutional...

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