PNS Daily Newscast - June 25, 2018 

Trump triples down, labeling immigrants “invaders.” Also on the Monday rundown: an examination of Russian money that flowed to the Trump campaign through the NRA; and we will let you know why summer child care is out of reach for many families.

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Public News Service - MI: LGBTQIA Issues

PHOTO: Supporters of marriage equality in Michigan are preparing for the next step in the battle, as Michigan's voter-approved ban goes before the U.S. Sixth District Court of Appeals this week. Photo credit: Dieraecherin/

LANSING, Mich. - The battle over Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage moves to Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday, where an appeals court judge will hear arguments from lawyers challenging same-sex prohibitions in four different states. Advocates for marriage equality in Michigan are gearing up for the n

PHOTO: Optimism is growing among civil rights leaders in Michigan that lawmakers in Lansing will continue the state's civil rights legacy by introducing legislation to protect the rights of the state's LGBT citizens by the end of the year. Photo credit: M. Shand.

LANSING, Mich. - Independence Day isn't the only reason to celebrate in July. This month also marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. While Michigan was a civil rights pioneer, state leaders say much more work needs to be done. According to Leslee Fritz, dep

PHOTO:As marriage equality hangs in the balance in Michigan, many same-sex couples and their families face uncertainty in their lives. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - The legal limbo over same-sex marriage in Michigan is affecting the ties that bind for hundreds of families. That includes Kathleen LaTosch of Ferndale and her partner of 20 years. They want the same legal protections of other married couples, but as the issue of marriage equality b

PHOTO: April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are at the center of a lawsuit that could legalize same-sex marriage in Michigan. Photo courtesy of Nessel Law.

DETROIT - Same-sex couples in Michigan could legally tie the knot as early as this afternoon, pending a federal judge's decision that could lift the ban on same-sex marriage. The case before Judge Bernard Friedman involves two Michigan women. April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are asking to overturn a 20

Doak Bloss and Gerardo Ascheri     photo credit: ACLU Michigan

LANSING, Mich. Same-sex couples in Michigan who are suing the state over denial of health care coverage may be packing up and leaving if the judge rules against them. The law in question prohibits certain public employers from offering health insurance for non-married couples. Some of the plaintif

LANSING, Mich. - The Violence Against Women Act has been renewed twice with bipartisan support since originally passed in 1994, but this year's reauthorization has become the object of an election year political battle. The Senate has approved a version of the bill that includes immigrants, Native A

DETROIT – President Obama's support of same-sex marriage has a lot of Michiganders talking about the issue. Some see it as a step forward; others believe it's wrong. Arthur Mullen, executive director of the Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority, says he considers it an important issue

LANSING, Mich. - A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics concludes that boys who act like girls and girls who act like boys are at risk of abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. The researchers polled adults about childhood preferences such as toys and games, and found that th

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