Rick Pluta http://kvpr.org en Same-Sex Parenting Goes On Trial In Detroit http://kvpr.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 21:05:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 28969 at http://kvpr.org Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned http://kvpr.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 22:01:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 24134 at http://kvpr.org Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned Challenge To Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Grows From Adoption Case http://kvpr.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 11788 at http://kvpr.org Challenge To Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Grows From Adoption Case Michigan Likely To Become A Right-To-Work State http://kvpr.org/post/michigan-likely-become-right-work-state Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>When we think of industry in Michigan, the auto companies certainly come to mind. And with that so do the unions. And yet, Michigan could soon have a law on the books that critics see as an attack on labor. Michigan is on path to become the next so-called right to work state. The legislature there started voting on measures yesterday, just hours after the state's Republican governor endorsed the idea. Demonstrations erupted at the state capitol in Lansing and protestors remained there for much of the day. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:55:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 7845 at http://kvpr.org