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Detroit: Third LGBTQ Person Murdered This Year

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The body of Melvin, a 30-year old African American gay male, was discovered shot to death early Monday morning by a neighbor on Detroit’s East side. ...
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Chicago Couple Makes History in Clinton Campaign Ad

Nathan Johnson and Jared Milrad were the male same-sex couple in the Hillary Clinton campaign video. Photo: Jared Milrad
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And now, with the historic nature of the Hillary Clinton campaign ad under their belt, they're getting ready to log another landmark moment - their wedding. ...
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Bonauto, Hallward-Driemeier Will Argue Supreme Court Marriage Cases

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Mary L. Bonauto and Doug Hallward-Driemeier will represent the plaintiffs at the cases’ scheduled April 28 arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. ...
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Pure Michigan Conference: Industry is Suffering Because Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Legal

The Michigan travel industry would flourish if same-sex marriage became legal in the state, attendee claims.
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President of Community Marketing, Inc., Thomas Roth, said Michigan’s tourism industry is suffering because it's one of 13 states without marriage equality. ...
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Michigan House Passes Bills Denying Homes to Foster Children

Three bills may allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption based on the agency's moral or religious beliefs.
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Three bills may allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption based on the agency's moral or religious beliefs. ...
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Supreme Court Asked to Split Time Evenly Among Four Marriage Cases

Tennessee couple Dr. Valeria Tanco and Dr. Sophy Jesty
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Counsel representing all plaintiffs from the marriage lawsuits submitted a proposal to the Supreme Court requesting that argument time be divided equally. ...
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Michigan House Committee Passes Bills Denying Homes to Foster Children

Legislators passed three bills out of committee allowing taxpayer funded adoption agencies to deny adoption placement based on moral or religious beliefs.
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Legislators passed three bills out of committee allowing taxpayer funded adoption agencies to deny adoption placement based on moral or religious beliefs. ...
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Tennessee Couples Ask SCOTUS to Stop the ‘Checkerboard Nation’

Three couples challenging Tennessee’s marriage ban filed a brief in the Supreme Court of the United States Friday.
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Three couples challenging Tennessee’s marriage ban filed a brief in the Supreme Court of the United States Friday. ...
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Alabama Same-Sex Couples Ask Federal Court to Require Probate Judge to Issue Marriage Licenses

Cari Searcy, left, and Kim McKeand, who legally married six years ago in California, are pictured with their son Khaya Searcy, 8, on Tuesday November 11, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama. State officials, citing Alabama's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, denied Searcy's second-parent adoption of the child. Photo: Sharon Steinmann/ssteinmann@al.com
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On January 23 and 26, 2015, Judge Granade issued orders prohibiting Alabama from enforcing its marriage ban in two separate cases filed by Alabama couples. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Nationwide

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Briefing in the marriage equality cases will take place over the next few months, with a hearing likely in April and a decision by the end of June 2015. ...
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