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Gay Rights Speaker Banned From Detroit Parish

Archbishop Allen Vigneron prohibited a talk by Francis DeBernardo for Catholics with gay family members. DeBernardo is the executive director of Maryland-based New Ways Ministry, an advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics.

CBS Detroit–11/21/2014

Pride flag at city hall

Michigan GOP Bill To Prohibit Gay Bias Under Fire

A coalition of business leaders and others has been lobbying to add legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as a way to attract talent to Michigan.

CBS Detroit–11/12/2014

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US Says Transgender Workers Illegally Fired

Federal law “prohibits employers from firing employees because they do not behave according to the employer’s stereotypes of how men and women should act,” said EEOC attorney Laurie Young.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2014

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Feds Say Transgender Workers Were Illegally Fired

A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic illegally fired employees because they’re transgender, a federal agency alleged Thursday in two lawsuits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2014

Brian Burnett  and Mitch Brown married after Judge Friedman's ruling. (WWJ/BethFisher)

Gathering At Unity Church Supports Marriage Equality For Gays

There was an interfaith gathering in Warren Tuesday evening to support marriage equality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2014

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Issue Looms In Lansing As Push Continues For LGBT Rights In Michigan

It is still legal in Michigan to discriminate against people who are even perceived to be gay and even be fired, denied housing and turned away from a restaurant or hotel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2014

April DeBoer, Jayne Rowse and their family, were Grand Marshals of the parade. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Motor City Pride Event Ends On Festive Note With Parade, Eye On Court Of Appeals

Hundreds gathered in Detroit for the Motor City Pride Parade and Pride Fest as the final day of the two day celebration wrapped-up.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2014

Anthony Williams and William Pincomb.

Chapels, Cakes And Caterers On Hand For The LGBT Wedding Expo

Just under 100 vendors, including photographers, bakers, caterers, florists, and wedding event planners, took part in the expo, designed to cater specifically to the gay community.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2014

Hundreds of activists take part in the Gay Parade in Caracas, July 4, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Miguel Gutierrez (Photo credit should read MIGUEL GUTIERREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Rights Ordinance On Hold In Royal Oak

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2013

Jayne Rowse and her partner April DeBoer -- the Detroit-area nurses who filed a lawsuit to try to overturn restrictions on adoption by same-sex partners. (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)  FILE

Judge Postpones Ruling That Could End Michigan Gay Marriage Ban

A U.S. District Judge in Detroit has decided to postpone his ruling in a potentially groundbreaking challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2013

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