gay rights


Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance Clears Hurdle

The city commission voted to pass a first reading of an ordinance making it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

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.


Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

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. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

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.


Dominic Sheahan-Stahl photographed in a private studio on April 27, 2012 in New York City. Sheahan-Stahl was asked to be the keynote speaker at his alma matter, Mount Pleasant, Michigan's Sacred Heart Academy, where his brother is expected to graduate this year. However, when the school discovered that Sheahan-Stahl is gay, they reportedly told him that he is no longer welcome at graduation. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Disinvited Gay Speaker Addresses Prep Grads At CMU

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.


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Man Charged With Grabbing Anti-Gay Activist’s Sign

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2012

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Critics: Cops Bothering Gays In Kent County Parks

Activists in the Grand Rapids area say sheriff’s deputies have been unfairly targeting gay men in Kent County parks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

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Should Transgender Discrimination Be Illegal?

A gay rights group is pushing to make discrimination against gay and transgender Michigan residents illegal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2011