August 3, 2022

Do Gay Couples Have a Different Divorce Experience in Michigan?

Same-sex couples thinking about divorce may worry about a different track they may have to follow. Luckily, under the law, there is no difference in same-sex and opposite-sex divorce. However, due to the nature of the law and the relative newness of same-sex marriage, gay and heterosexual couples, in practice, may have a different experience. […]

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June 26, 2015

Same-sex Marriage Approved By The United States Supreme Court

Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of marriage equality. In making its decision, the Court used a four prong analysis in deciding this matter. 1. The first premise is that the right of personal choice regarding marriage is inherent in the concept of individual autonomy. The Court stated that “there […]

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April 30, 2014

The status of same-sex marriage in Michigan

On March 21, 2014, District Judge Bernard Friedman issued a historic ruling making Michigan the 18th state in the nation to allow gays and lesbians to join in matrimony. As stated in Deboer v. Snyder, Case No. 12-CV-10285, ” Article I, section 25 of the Michigan Constitution and its implementing statutes are unconstitutional because they […]

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