Rick Pluta http://wyso.org en Same-Sex Parenting Goes On Trial In Detroit http://wyso.org/post/same-sex-parenting-goes-trial-detroit Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage goes on trial today in Detroit, and Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta is there. A lesbian couple wants to settle the doubts over same-sex parenting. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 46374 at http://wyso.org Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned http://wyso.org/post/michigan-works-match-dropouts-degrees-already-earned There's a nationwide search underway to find former students who don't know they've already done all or most of the work needed to earn a credential that might help them land a better-paying job.<p>In Michigan, several hundred community college dropouts were recently surprised to learn they had enough credits to qualify for an associate degree. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:31:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 41722 at http://wyso.org Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned Challenge To Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Grows From Adoption Case http://wyso.org/post/challenge-michigans-gay-marriage-ban-grows-adoption-case A federal judge in Michigan could rule as soon as Thursday on a challenge to the state's ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions. The challenge comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two cases dealing with gay marriage later this month.<p>In the Michigan case, a lesbian couple sued not because they want to be married, but because they want to be parents.<p>Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer have been together 13 years. For all practical purposes, they consider themselves married to each other. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:04:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 29974 at http://wyso.org Challenge To Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Grows From Adoption Case GOP Michigan Congressman To Run Write-In Campaign http://wyso.org/post/gop-michigan-congressman-run-write-campaign Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., is facing the daunting prospect of running a write-in campaign to get re-elected this year, as his campaign fell far short of the number of petition signatures he needs to qualify for the August primary ballot.<p>Compounding McCotter's troubles: It appears election fraud may have played a part in the failure.<p><p>The Michigan attorney general's office launched an investigation into the ballot scandal that threatens to bring an end to McCotter's decade-long career in Congress. Wed, 30 May 2012 07:18:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 16796 at http://wyso.org GOP Michigan Congressman To Run Write-In Campaign Fred Who? He's Republican, He's Gay, And He's Competing For Michigan Delegates http://wyso.org/post/fred-who-hes-republican-hes-gay-and-hes-competing-michigan-delegates <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7653g25x4C4</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:36:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 12011 at http://wyso.org Fred Who? He's Republican, He's Gay, And He's Competing For Michigan Delegates