With the uncertain status of a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, some advocates of Saginaw, Mich.'s LGBT rights ordinance are considering removing some trans protections as a means to sway voters.
Lea DeLaria has joined the lineup for this year's Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, an event that explicitly forbids trans people, like her Orange Is The New Black costar Laverne Cox, from attending.
The federal government announced it would recognize the marriages of those in Michigan who ran to get married after a district court ruling.
The long-running women-only music festival has been criticized over a policy that excludes transgender women and is viewed by some as transphobic.
Michigan governor Rick Snyder confirmed that the more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in the hours when they were allowed are legal, but the couples won't have access to benefits.
Though there are several marriages in limbo in Michigan after a federal court issued a stay on marriage licenses, the governor's office has been quietly avoiding the matter.
See the moment April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse learned that the state of Michigan must recognize their marriage and subsequently, their family.