Senate President Steve Sweeney said he hopes Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed marriage equality legislation, will support the ban on therapy that seeks to “change” the sexual orientation of minors.
The 2012 Michigan legislative session ended without full votes on several controversial bills that would have allowed adoption agencies and healthcare professionals to deny services to LGBT couples and individuals on the basis that such service violated the professional's moral or religious convictions.
Senator Stephen Saland conceded defeat in his reelection bid, leaving only one of the four Republicans who backed marriage equality in office.
The first openly gay U.S. Senator has been appointed to committees dealing with ENDA, anti-bullying measures, and equal benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees.