Michigan Knocks Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban and Fred Phelps Passes

Good news has come for Michigan, as a federal judge Bernard Friedman decided, Friday, that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution. Now Michigan must recognize same-sex marriages

Same-sex couples in Michigan will, hopefully, soon be eligible for marriage licenses. Unfortunately, delays have already been instituted as Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, announced on Friday evening that he’s filed an emergency request for Friedman’s order to be stayed and appealed. You would think the man could find something more important to focus on, like Michigan’s struggling economy…

Other news came for the LGBT communities as Fred Phelps, founder of he Westboro Baptist Church, passed away. Phelps and his congregation spent their spare time traveling around the United States to protest the funerals of fallen soldiers, claiming that god had caused these soldiers to die because the United States was defending gay rights and god felt the need to punish those who would harbor homosexuals. I am not going to say much more about the man or the church, I don’t think he is worth my words. Rachel Madow covered the issue and his death well:

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