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Michigan Jackson Together Calls on City Council to Reject Referendum Petition

Jackson Together has requested, through its legal counsel, that the Jackson City Council reject a referendum petition as legally "incapable of certification." READ MORE.

National Gorsuch Calls Same-Sex Marriage 'Settled Law'

Amid opposition from LGBT rights supporters to the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump's nominee referred to same-sex marriage as "settled law," but was otherwise relatively tight-lipped about his views during his confirmation hearings.Grilled by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about his judicial philosophy, U.S. Circuit Judge Gorsuch on Tuesday maintained "equal justice under the law" -- words enshrined at the top of the Supreme Court building -- was a "radical" idea, but one he'd uphold, when asked about application of the law to LGBT people.Pressed by Sen. Al Franken about marriage equality specifically, Gorsuch replied, "It is absolutely settled law," but added, "there's ongoing litigation about its impact and its application right now."> READ MORE.

International UN LGBT Expert Vows Broad Investigations into Abuses

BANGKOK (AP) - The first-ever U.N. independent expert selected to examine violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people has vowed to forge ahead with wide-ranging investigations despite formidable opposition to his appointment in a U.N. vote. READ MORE.

MI Marriage Trial Expo Workshop Will Address LGBT Rights in the Trump Era

The Ultimate LGBT Wedding Anniversary Expo is a great opportunity to think about and finalize wedding plans, but many LGBT people are concerned about same-sex marriages and what they will look like under the Trump administration. While the president does not have the right to unilaterally scrap marriage equality, he used his power to appoint Supreme Court justices who can. READ MORE.

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BTL Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo Returns

This is an important time to celebrate local businesses in Michigan that vocally support equality for the LGBT community and its allies. The Expo workshop at MotorCity Casino Hotel features prominent LGBT attorneys to discuss what same-sex marriage looks like under the Trump administration.

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