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Andrew Shirvell (video screenshot)

Jury Will Hear Trial Involving Gay U-M Student, Lawyer

Jury selection is starting in a civil lawsuit against a former state of Michigan lawyer who is accused of stalking and defaming a gay student government president at the University of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012

In the ”Living" window at Affirmations in Ferndale, David Garcia and other participants, both gay and straight, will refrain from consuming anything but water. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Local LGBTs Launch 100-Day Hunger Strike

Members of Michigan’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community have launched a hunger strike leading up to the November elections.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2012

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Trial Likely In Suit Against Anti-Gay Ex-Official

A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses a then-Michigan assistant attorney general of stalking a gay University of Michigan student government president.

04/18/2012

Andrew Shirvell (video screenshot)

Mich. Lawyer’s Firing Over Anti-Gay Blog Upheld

A state hearing officer has upheld the 2010 firing of an assistant attorney general who was accused of harassing the gay U-M student government president.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2012

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Senate To Vote On Domestic Partner Benefits Bills

A Senate Committee in Lansing has approved two bills that would prohibit health insurance benefits for the domestic partners of public workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/19/2011

Report: Rise In Hate Crimes Against Gays

A new report says hate crimes against homosexual Americans are on the increase. But in Michigan, the number of incidents is declining.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2011

Cassandra Melnikow, foreground left, and her sister Victoria Melnikow, right, sit in New York's Times Square as news of the Senate approving the repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' is displayed outside ABC Television's Times Square studios Saturday Dec. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Gays See Repeal As Civil Rights Milestone

Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2010

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Senate Blocks Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Republicans blocked a last-ditch effort in the Senate to lift the military’s ban on openly gay troops on Thursday, dealing a major blow to gay rights groups.

12/09/2010

Pentagon Study Dismisses Risk Of Openly Gay Troops

Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Pentagon reporters on Tuesday that existing policies such as housing and spousal benefits for military service members “can and should be applied equally to homosexuals as well as heterosexuals.”

11/30/2010

Supreme Court Allows Gay Military Ban For Now

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue.

11/12/2010

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