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Can My Health Insurance Cover My Unmarried Partner?

Some insurance companies allow policies to be extended to unmarried partners.

02/27/2014

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)

Fall Showdown In Court On Mich. Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge says he’ll hear arguments Oct. 1 on the legality of Michigan’s ban on gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer of Hazel Park have brought suit in U.S. District Court in Detroit. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Judge Wants Trial On Mich. Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by two women challenging Michigan’s ban on gay marriage and joint adoptions by same-sex couples.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2013

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Mich. Ban On Domestic Partner Benefits Blocked

A federal judge on Friday blocked Michigan’s ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work for public schools or local governments, saying state lawmakers simply wanted to punish gays and lesbians.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2013

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer of Hazel Park have brought suit in U.S. District Court in Detroit. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

No Immediate Impact On Michigan Gay Marriage Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a gay marriage case from Calif. doesn’t have an immediate impact on Michigan’s voter-approved ban.

06/26/2013

Bills Would Repeal Michigan’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Minority Democrats in the Michigan Senate are attempting to repeal the state’s ban against gay marriage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

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Court OKs Same Sex Partner Benefits For State Workers

A divided Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a state panel’s decision to extend health care benefits to same-sex partners of state employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2013

Judge Needs More Time In Unmarried Adoption Case

A federal judge has decided to wait ten days before deciding if a lesbian couple can adopt a child.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

Adoption Ban For Gay, Unmarried Couples In Court

The state of Michigan is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a ban on adoption by unmarried couples.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

The three adopted children. (Facebook photo, used with permission)

Women Sue To Stop Ban On Adoption By Gay Couples

Two women are suing the state of Michigan to try to overturn a state ban on adoption by unmarried couples.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2012

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