Michigan Elections Board Approves Formatting Of Gay Rights PetitionThe Fair Michigan ballot committee now must gather roughly 315,000 valid voter signatures by summer to put the initiative on the November statewide ballot.
Elections Board To Consider Form Of Gay Rights PetitionSupporters of amending Michigan's constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity are hoping to clear an initial procedural step.
Boy Scouts Committee Votes To Allow Gay LeadersThe executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders.
Michigan Rights Panel Urges Communities To Guard Gay RightsThe language says that a no one should be denied "civil rights or be discriminated against" because of a range of characteristics, including gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.
Gay Rights Speaker Banned From Detroit ParishArchbishop 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.
The Wait Is On For Court Of Appeals Decision On Same-Sex MarriageMichigan's ban on same-sex marriage is among the several cases being heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.
WATCH: As Movers, Shakers Migrate To Mackinac Talk Gears Up On Entrepreneurship, Gay Rights And Growing The Economy1,500 folks from across the state are traveling to Mackinac Island for the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference which takes place this Tuesday through Friday. It has been held there since 1981 and is where issues and topics are vetted and debated.
Snyder Condemns GOP Leader's Anti-Gay StatementGOP National Committeeman Dave Agema said gay people are seeking health insurance for same-sex partners because they are dying of AIDS and want free medical care.
Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Will Go To TrialA federal judge says he will hold a trial before deciding whether to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.
GOP Committeeman Under Fire Over Anti-Gay Facebook PostA group of young Republican activists are calling for the resignation of Michigan's Republican National Committeeman over a Facebook post concerning gays and lesbians.
Human Rights Ordinance On Hold In Royal OakA 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.
Royal Oak Commission Adopts Human Rights OrdinanceRoyal Oak is the latest Michigan community to adopt a human rights ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and a number of other factors.
Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance Clears HurdleThe city commission voted to pass a first reading of an ordinance making it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court NomineesWith 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.
Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and GoreIn 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.