POLITICS & PREJUDICES
Dana Nessel’s Dream
One attorney’s ongoing battle for justice.
Published: October 1, 2013
That will undoubtedly be followed by appeals upon appeals, but the trend line is clear. Michigan is now one of only five states in the union that don’t allow two parents of the same gender to be able to have any legal rights over children they’ve raised. Even Kentucky has allowed some same-sex adoptions and, historically, gives these kids a better deal than we do.
So here’s hoping Dana’s dream comes true, and that, when she wakes up on Oct. 17, she has no desire to move to Louisville.
Virtually everyone knows that U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn) has been in Congress longer than anyone in history. First elected in 1955, he’s now 87, still mentally sharp, and more respected than ever. Let’s just say, however, I have more than a feeling this will be his last term.
Who will succeed him? I’d put my money on his wife, Debbie Dingell, a political player in her own right and — technically — one of my bosses at Wayne State University, where she is a member of the Board of Governors. If I am wrong about this, and I don’t think I am, well, I may be waving to you in the guard hut in the parking lot across from my building.
Jack Lessenberry opines weekly for Metro Times. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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