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Public News Service - MI: LGBTQIA Issues

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

DETROIT - When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the ban on public employee domestic partner benefits last month, the law took effect immediately and people started losing coverage. While activists have been protesting in Lansing, the ACLU has sued. However, many people with serious health issu

LANSING, Mich. - Now that Michigan has adopted an anti-bullying law, schools have six months to come up with policies to protect pupils from bullying. Many social workers and psychologists are urging schools to put some teeth into those policies. That's because the new law does not name the types of

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan is one small step closer to getting anti-bullying legislation in place, this time without a controversial clause which caused a lot of uproar the first time round. The measure, known as "Matt's Safe School Law," originally passed through the Senate with religious exemptions

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan doesn't tolerate hate groups. That's the message a number of organizations plan to send to members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church when they arrive in Lansing today. The church is known for anti-gay rhetoric and protesting at military funerals. According to th

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