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Chosen Family of Michigan applauds Congress & President Biden for the passing & signing of the Respect for Marriage Act. With members of the Supreme Court signaling willingness to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges, it was of utmost importance to protect gay marriage legislatively as well. Although this new law does not legalize gay marriage nationwide, it does repeal the Defense for Marriage Act. This means that if Obergefell v. Hodges was overturned, it would require the federal government to recognize marriages that were conducted in states where gay marriage is legal at the state level. We celebrate this progress for both gay & interracial marriages & will continue to advocate for states to legalize gay marriage legislatively to protect this right to equity in state law & not only through a federal court decision.

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The Department of Homeland Security has reissued a Domestic Terrorism Threat Advisory in part due to a recent uptick in violence against the LGBTQ+ community & other marginalized groups, as well as an attack on the husband of a member of Congress. This updated advisory replaces a previous advisory that expired on November 30th. We know this advisory has caused alarm within our community. We encourage local LGBTQ+ establishments to take the necessary precautions to keep our "safe spaces" truly safe & for individuals to take necessary precautions both online & in public. Chosen Family of Michigan is committed to working towards a world where the LGBTQ+ community is free to live authentically without fear of violence.

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Chosen Family of Michigan is deeply saddened by the shooting that occurred at Club Q in Colorado Springs. For decades, gay clubs have served as "safe spaces" for the LGBTQ+ community where we could gather as a "chosen family." Too often, these spaces are targeted by individuals filled with hatred & bigotry. Although gun violence is an epidemic in this country, requiring solutions, we know the LGBTQ+ community faces disproportionately high rates of violence committed against us. Hate crimes are fueled by the political attacks on our community- from casting the community as a perversion & unsafe for kids leading to LGBTQ+ book & curriculum bans at libraries & schools, to threats to gay marriage & transgender rights. Instead of thoughts & prayers, we need your love & support, respect & understanding, safety & human rights.

We mourn the loss of lives & the lives forever changed by injury & trauma. We admire the bravery of those who stood up to the gunman to prevent further suffering. We stand with you & won't stop fighting until our community can live authentically without fear of hatred & violence.

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