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.
Members of Michigan’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community have launched a hunger strike leading up to the November elections.
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.
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.
A Senate Committee in Lansing has approved two bills that would prohibit health insurance benefits for the domestic partners of public workers.
A new report says hate crimes against homosexual Americans are on the increase. But in Michigan, the number of incidents is declining.
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.
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.
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.”
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.