DETROIT (AP) - Testimony has ended in a trial over Michigan's ban on gay marriage after a Canadian economist made unflattering remarks about homosexuals. Doug Allen of Vancouver, British Columbia said yesterday that gays who engage in homosexual acts are bound for hell unless they repent. His comment came during cross-examination Thursday in Detroit federal court. Two Detroit-area women are challenging the ban, saying it violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University is hearing from Republican ex-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democratic ex-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson at its annual fundraising dinner. The program was underway last night at Laurel Manor in the Detroit suburb of Livonia.
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say a man found two people trying to break into his house and fatally shot one of them, a 17-year-old boy. Police tell the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News that the shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. yesterday on the city's west side.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Corrections Department says prison guards' failure to reset motion-detection alarms played a "major role" in a convicted quadruple killer's escape last month. An investigatory report released yesterday says two zones at a prison vehicle entrance weren't secured at the start of a shift at the Ionia Correctional Facility east of Grand Rapids. Inmate Michael Elliot crawled under fences and escaped for 24 hours before being captured in Indiana.
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