At the playground, three-year-old Olivia sang to herself as her brother Stuart played on the monkey bars with a crowd of other little boys. It was a sweet, everyday moment with my best friend’s family.
During the course of the entire trial, there will be many experts taking the stand before Judge Bernard Friedman of the United States District Court, testifying both for and against marriage equality and the right for same-sex couples to jointly adopt children. The first few days of the much-anticipated DeBoer trial started out strong in favor of the quality, competence and power of LGBT families.
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News from Progress Michigan
February 24, 2014
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Progress Michigan Executive Director’s Statement on U.S. Congressman John Dingell’s Retirement
Across Michigan, cities and townships are passing anti-discrimination policies that respect the rights of LGBT men and women. As of this week, the largest county in Michigan has joined them in standing for equality!
As William Shakespeare wrote in The Merchant of Venice, “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.”
Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is a perfect example of what Shakespeare was writing about. The GOP spokesman uses scripture and his stance with the religious right to push regressive policies.
America was founded on the principle of equal representation: one person, one vote. Unfortunately, this pillar of democracy is under attack. Nowadays, it’s one dollar, one vote. A million dollars? A million votes. In short, money talks… and the rich speak loudest.