WATCH: As Movers, Shakers Migrate To Mackinac Talk Gears Up On Entrepreneurship, Gay Rights And Growing The Economy
1,500 folks from across the state are traveling to Mackinac Island for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual policy conference which takes place this Tuesday through Friday. It has been held there since 1981 and is where issues and topics are vetted and debated.
GOP National Committeeman Dave Agema said gay people are seeking health insurance for same-sex partners because they are dying of AIDS and want free medical care.
A federal judge says he will hold a trial before deciding whether to overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.
A group of young Republican activists are calling for the resignation of Michigan’s Republican National Committeeman over a Facebook post concerning gays and lesbians.
A metro Detroit community’s human rights ordinance that would make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and a number of other factors has been placed on hold as opponents seek to put the issue before voters.
Royal Oak is the latest Michigan community to adopt a human rights ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and a number of other factors.
The city commission voted to pass a first reading of an ordinance making it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation.
With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.