8th May 2014
US: Michigan Attorney General argues for gay marriage ban ‘out of respect for democracy’ 7
3:31 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Michigan has pointed to a US Supreme Court ruling to uphold a ban on affirmative action in his arguments for a ban on same-sex marriage.
2nd May 2014
US: Art sculpture moved, because town thinks it’s a gay orgy 33
5:48 PM — An art sculpture designed to represent unity has been moved from a Michigan town, because residents thought it was meant to be a gay orgy.
29th April 2014
US: Despite request, Michigan same-sex marriage ban lawsuit will take usual court route 1
12:12 PM — Despite a request from the state for an appeal against a lawsuit challenging Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to see a full panel of 15 judges, the case will take a normal course through the courts.
26th April 2014
US: Michigan state representative quits GOP over party’s opposition to gay rights 3
2:18 PM — A former state Representative in Michigan has quit the Republican party, in protest at its opposition to gay rights.
22nd April 2014
US: City council indefinitely postpones consideration of anti-discrimination policy
3:28 PM — A Michigan city council has indefinitely postponed consideration of a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
16th April 2014
US: Michigan attorneys oppose request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage case 1
1:07 PM — Attorneys in the case which persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's same-sex marriage ban have opposed a request from the state's Attorney General that the case should be taken up by a full 15-judge panel.
14th April 2014
US: Human rights group sues Michigan over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 6
8:02 PM — A human rights legal group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan over its refusal to recognise 300+ same-sex couples married in the state.
13th April 2014
US: Michigan same-sex benefits ban heads to appeals court
2:03 PM — Michigan is appealing the decision to strike down a law which denies domestic partner benefits to gay couples.
8th April 2014
US: City commissioner calls on Michigan to cease appeal to keep same-sex marriage ban 2
5:18 PM — A city commissioner in the US state of Michigan has called on the state's attorney general and governor to cease their appeal of a decision to strike-down a same-sex marriage ban in the state.
5th April 2014
Michigan Attorney General requests 15-judge appeals court panel for same-sex marriage case 2
5:47 PM — The attorney general in the US state of Michigan has asked for all fifteen appeals court judges to sit on an appeals panel in a case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
1st April 2014
US: Lesbian married in Michigan assaulted by several men days after wedding 2
5:16 PM — Just days after marrying in a brief period during which same-sex marriage was legal in Michigan, a woman was violently assaulted.
27th March 2014
Michigan equality lawyer: Decision not to recognise marriages is ‘head-spinning’
6:22 PM — One of the lawyers who helped strike down Michigan's marriage ban has described the decision to not recognise same-sex marriages conducted last weekend as 'head spinning' and difficult to defend.
Michigan human rights group considers legal action over 300 gay married couples in legal limbo
12:40 PM — A leading human rights group has said it is considering taking legal action on behalf of 300+ gay and lesbian married couples now in legal limbo in the state.
26th March 2014
US: Suspension of gay marriage in Michigan extended
1:31 PM — An appeals court has extended a stay currently preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the US state of Michigan, pending an appeal from the state.
25th March 2014
Michigan asks for extra two days gay marriage suspension to allow Supreme Court to rule 1
6:37 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Michigan has asked for a further suspension of same-sex marriage in the state, to allow the US Supreme Court to rule.
Lawyers argue that Michigan will lose business if gay marriage ban remains 3
5:58 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of the plaintiffs in a case to have the same-sex marriage ban struck down in Michigan have argued that the state will lose business if it remains.
Michigan Governor to follow any court ruling on same-sex marriage 3
3:48 PM — The Republican Governor of the US state of Michigan has said he will follow a ruling in either direction on same-sex marriage in the state.
24th March 2014
US: Over 300 gay married couples ‘left in limbo’ after Michigan marriage ban put back in place 3
9:34 PM — Michigan is still refusing to clarify the legal status of the over 300 same-sex couples who legally married before a same-sex marriage ban was put back in place.
US Justice Department ‘closely monitoring’ Michigan gay marriage situation
5:06 PM — The US Justice Department has responded to calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise the 300+ same-sex marriages which took place in Michigan before a stay, to say it is "closely monitoring" the situation.
US Attorney General pushed to recognise Michigan same-sex marriages
4:49 PM — The week after a same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Michigan was struck down, then reinstated, two counties have urged US Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise some 300 same-sex couples who married in the interim.