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> cover story
Local same-sex marriage
court decision results in
celebration and ambiguity.
Ronelle Grier I Contributing Writer
t was a weekend mixed with celebration, disap-
pointment and uncertainty for hundreds of
couples and supporters of same-sex marriage
in Michigan, as Federal Judge Bernard Friedman
issued a momentous decision that legalizes marriage
between two members of the same sex.
Friedman's opinion was made
public on Friday afternoon, March
22, and the following day, clerks
in four Michigan counties held
Saturday hours so more than 300
couples could experience a long-
awaited wedding day. By that
evening, the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Sixth Circuit issued a "stay" Judge
in response to an emergency
motion filed by Michigan Attorney
General Bill Schuette, putting
Friedman's judgment on hold until the matter is con-
sidered by the appeals court.
For Elizabeth Sollish and Lisa Bargende Sollish,
who are raising two daughters in their Huntington
Woods home, a marriage ceremony was the culmina-
tion of their 21-year partnership. After standing in
A happy family: Lisa Bargende Sollish, Remy, Harper and Elizabeth Sollish.
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Anna Berg (shown with
`Dear Mr. Zuckerberg'
Saskia Pantell) orga-
nized two pro-Israel ral-
lies in Stockholm where
she lives. She also
started the "Dear Mr.
page and a petition to
get anti-Semitic hate off
Online petition urges Facebook co-founder
to remove hateful anti-Semitic pages.
Robin Schwartz I Contributing Writer
n many ways, Facebook is a work of fiction — anyone can
join the online, global social network, post anything (sub-
ject to the website's rules) and pretend to be someone or
something they're not. Posts can include exaggerations, made-
up stories and sometimes even outright lies.
Among its 1.3 billion monthly active users, many of
whom simply log on to share family photos, birthday greet-
ings or news about daily life events, there are also countless
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