Orange is the New Black Star Joins Line-up of Trans Exclusionary Music Festival
May 07 2014 9:50 AM ET May 08 2014 11:27 AM ET

OITNB Star Joins Michfest Lineup

Parker Marie Molloy

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.

Politician Dumps GOP Over Marriage Discrimination
April 30 2014 12:38 PM ET

Politician Dumps GOP Over Marriage Discrimination

Michelle Garcia

A Michigan lawmaker announced that he will leave the Republican Party because of its discriminatory stance on marriage equality as well as what he called 'taxpayer abuse.'

ACLU Seeks Recognition for 300 Michigan Marriages
April 14 2014 5:47 PM ET

ACLU Seeks Recognition for 300 Michigan Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

For less than 24 hours, marriage equality was the law of the land in Michigan. Now the ACLU is suing the state to make sure the same-sex couples who married get the rights they're entitled to.

Federal Government Will Recognize 300 Michigan Marriages
March 28 2014 10:56 AM ET

Federal Government Will Recognize 300 Michigan Marriages

Michelle Garcia

The federal government announced it would recognize the marriages of those in Michigan who ran to get married after a district court ruling.

Hunter Valentine Cancels MichFest Performance Over 'Womyn Born Womyn' Policy
March 27 2014 3:19 PM ET

Hunter Valentine Cancels on MichFest Over Antitrans Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

The long-running women-only music festival has been criticized over a policy that excludes transgender women and is viewed by some as transphobic.

WATCH: Mich. Suspends Rights of Married Same-Sex Couples
March 27 2014 12:56 PM ET

WATCH: Mich. Suspends Rights of Gay Married Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

Michigan: Gov. Snyder Avoids Concrete Answers on Marriage
March 25 2014 1:04 PM ET

Michigan: Gov. Snyder Avoids Concrete Answers on Marriage

Michelle Garcia

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.

Michigan: Hundreds Wed in 24 Hours
March 24 2014 2:32 PM ET

Michigan: Hundreds Wed in 24 Hours

Michelle Garcia

Couples from across the state flocked to obtain marriage licenses before a temporary stay could be issued the following day.

WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan
March 22 2014 10:25 AM ET June 04 2014 2:28 PM ET

WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan

Lucas Grindley

After a long line of couples were married Saturday morning in Michigan, a federal appeals court stepped in and brought it to a halt.

WATCH: Mich. Moms Learn They've Defeated Marriage Ban
March 21 2014 6:23 PM ET

WATCH: Mich. Moms Learn They've Defeated Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

See the moment April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse learned that the state of Michigan must recognize their marriage and subsequently, their family.

Michigan: Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban
March 21 2014 4:22 PM ET June 04 2014 2:48 PM ET

Michigan: Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

BREAKING: The argument that same-sex couples make bad parents took a blow as Michigan's marriage ban was struck down by a federal judge.

Trial Begins in Michigan Marriage Case
February 25 2014 7:48 PM ET

Trial Begins in Michigan Marriage Case

Trudy Ring

'We would like this to be the last trial in America where same-sex couples have to defend themselves,' says the attorney for the couple challenging Michigan's anti–marriage equality law.

Mich. Gov. Wants to Keep Denying Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
February 18 2014 1:49 PM ET

Mich. Gov. Wants to Keep Denying Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's Republican governor filed a brief Friday asking a federal court to uphold a Michigan law that prohibits state and municipal governments from offering domestic-partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees.

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