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Despite having introduced legislation to "protect traditional marriage," State Rep. Todd Courser, R-Lapeer, was also struggling to hide his own marital infidelity with Plainwell Republican lawmaker Cindy Gamrat, according to an explosive new report from The Detroit News. The revelations come from secret recordings made by former staffer Ben Graham. There are two recordings, the first with just Courser, the second with Courser and Gamrat. As a result of the report, House Speaker Kevin Cotter has asked the House Business Office to investigate the couple, and whether their actions violated state laws or House rules. READ MORE.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed SB101 March 26, which was authored with the intent of ensuring that the government cannot force a citizen to violate their religious beliefs. In spite of overwhelming opposition from corporations, civil rights advocates and major convention organizers, Pence signed in to law a sweeping bill that will allow individuals to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against the LGBT community and minorities. READ MORE.
The Michigan Democratic Party and the Ohio Democratic Party have signed an amicus brief in the DeBoer v Snyder case that is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. READ MORE.
A city in western Michigan is adding sexual orientation and gender identity to an existing non-discrimination ordinance on housing and employment. The vote comes after East Grand Rapids leaders expressed disappointment that state lawmakers failed to pass legislation to do the same. READ MORE.
The Supreme Court of the United States is likely to make a decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage sometime in the middle of the year; however, continuing the conversation and outreach on marriage equality is key towards changing the community's hearts and minds. READ MORE.
Queer-identified women are being asked to participate in a discussion on identity, experiencing homophobia and the process of coming out, for a graduate thesis on gender roles. READ MORE.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has decided to hear arguments from four states arguing against states' bans on same-sex marriage. READ MORE.
After a year of searching, Affirmations, the LGBT community center for metro Detroit, will hire Darrious Hilmon to be the next executive director. READ MORE.
The 12th annual MLK Day Freedom Rally and March comes to Detroit Jan. 19 to recognize the contributions Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others brought that paved way for the Civil Rights movement during the '60s and '70s. READ MORE.
Newly elected House Rep. Jeremy Moss of the 35th District representing Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin, has been named the assistant Democratic floor leader of the Michigan House. READ MORE.
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A study published in the journal The Lancet HIV reports that there is a significant disparity in HIV prevalence between black and white men who have sex with men. The study was published on Nov. 18 and found a startling 32 percent prevalence rate for black men who have sex with men, compared with only eight percent for white men who have sex with men.View More World AIDS Day
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