Gay and Lesbian Michigan


Michigan was named after Lake Michigan. Michigan is the only bi-peninsular state.
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan, is sometimes dubbed "the mitten," owing to
its shape. The Upper Peninsula (U.P.) is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the
Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan
and are connected by the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge. The capital of
Michigan is Lansing and the largest city is Detroit.

There are numerous lakes and marshes in both peninsulas, and the coast is much indented.
Keweenaw, Whitefish, and the Big and Little Bays De Noc are the principal indentations on
the Upper Peninsula, while the Grand and Little Traverse, Thunder, and Saginaw bays
indent the Lower Peninsula.

The state is home to one national park: Isle Royale National Park. Other national protected
areas in the state include: Keweenaw National Historical Park, Pictured Rocks National
, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and Father Marquette
National Memorial
. The North Country National Scenic Trail also
passes through Michigan.

The southern and central parts of the Lower Peninsula (south of Saginaw Bay and from the
Grand Rapids area southward) has a warmer climate with hot, humid summers and cold, but
shorter winters. The northern part of Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula has
a more severe climate, with warm, humid but shorter summers and long,
cold to very cold winters.

Michigan Gay Issues:

Gay Marriage
2004 - Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned marriage
and any other forms of partnership recognition for same-sex couples
1996 - Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage for same-sex couples

Domestic Violence
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral but apply
to only household members and dating partners

Sodomy Laws
(Felony) Maximum Penalty: 15 Years
(Repeat Offenders: Life in Prison)

Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Trial courts have granted second-parent adoptions

Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that include crimes based in
sexual orientation.

Some Michigan Cities:
Albion - Ann Arbor - Battle Creek - Big Rapids - Birmingham - Boyne City
Cadillac - Charlevoix - Cheboygan - Dearborn - Detroit - Farmington
Farmington Hills - Flint - Howell - Kalamazoo - Lansing - Mackinac Island
Muskegon - Owosso - Petoskey - Saint Clair - Saugatuck - Southfield - Traverse City
Trenton - Wayne - Zeeland

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