Gay Marriage Meets the Revocation of Paternity Act

Gay Marriage and the Revocation of Paternity ActThe public face of the marriage equality movement has always been about the dignity and respect due to gay and lesbian couples. Behind the scenes, though, there are thousands of state and federal laws that are affected by expanding the definition of marriage, including the Michigan Revocation of Paternity Act. In the next few years, the courts are going to be asked to figure out how the law works in same-sex marriages. (more…)

Gay Divorce in Michigan is Now a Thing

Gay divorce is now legal in MichiganLGBT couples have found themselves in a legal gray area for years. Since the United States Supreme Court has struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, gay divorce in Michigan is now a thing. (more…)

EEOC Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination

EEOC rules that you can't be fired for your sexual orientation under Title VIIIn Michigan and states across the country, gay, lesbian, and bisexual citizens are closeted at work out of fear that they will be fired based on their sexual orientation. But last week the EEOC issued a ruling that could change that, equating sexual orientation discrimination to sex discrimination under Title VII. (more…)

SCOTUS Says Gays Have Fundamental Right to Marriage Equality

SCOTUS Grants Marriage EqualityThe decision that thousands of Michigan couples have been waiting for for months, even years, has finally arrived. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that gay and lesbian couples have a fundamental right to marriage equality. Here’s a look at the decision. (more…)

Review: Supreme Court Hears Gay Marriage Cases

Supreme Court hears gay marriageIt’s been all over the news: on Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard cases that could legalize gay marriage nationwide. There won’t be a ruling until June, but the question for every LGBT advocate is, “What will they decide?” (more…)

TOMORROW: Gay Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court

Gay marriage goes to the Supreme CourtTomorrow is the big day – the day when Michigan lawyers and advocates will head to the Supreme Court to make the case for (and against) gay marriage. But even as the Court weighs the future of gay marriage, legislators back home are finding new ways to make life hard for LGBT families. (more…)

The CW’s “The Flash” Stands Up For LGBT Equality (SPOILERS)

The Flash Stands Up for Marriage EqualityOne short, powerful scene in a recent episode of the CW’s “The Flash” says a lot about the importance of LGBT equality, and not just at the wedding altar. (This post will be discussing the episode, so there may be SPOILERS.) (more…)

UPDATED: Michigan Sends Mixed Messages on Adoption

Could Michigan's New Adoption Laws Disrupt Your Family?If you are considering adoption in 2015, get ready for a bumpy ride. New legislation coming down the pipe could leave many families more confused about their rights, not less. (more…)

Federal Bill Would Protect LGBT Students Against Bullying

New Bill could protect against LGBT bullyingLast week, Representative Jared Polis introduced the federal Student Non-Discrimination Act. The bill, if passed would protect LGBT students against bullying based on sexual orientation or gender identity by tying protection to federal school funding. (more…)

Michigan LGBT Civil Rights Debate Heats Up – Again

LGBT Civil Rights in 20152014 was a busy year for LGBT Civil Rights. With two lawsuits for gay marriage and bills to amend Michigan’s Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act, advocates had their work cut out for them. December didn’t end the battle. 2015 promises to heat up the LGBT Civil Rights debate – again. (more…)