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.
An alumnus of a Michigan Catholic high school who wasn’t allowed to speak at its graduation ceremony because he’s gay has delivered his planned talk to the graduates at a different location.
A man has been charged with assault after police say he grabbed a sign held by an anti-gay activist near a Traverse City elementary school.
Activists in the Grand Rapids area say sheriff’s deputies have been unfairly targeting gay men in Kent County parks.
A gay rights group is pushing to make discrimination against gay and transgender Michigan residents illegal.