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Politics & Culture
Wed March 12, 2014
Stateside for Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A decision on the legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage is expected by the end of next week.
Yes, there has been much debate in federal court about whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, but what about homosexuality in religious institutions?
Today, on Stateside just how open should churches be when it comes to embracing gays and lesbians.
Then, prisoners in Michigan share their profound life experiences through poems, essays and short stories. That story later this hour.
But first, 95 years ago, the Detroit Institute of Arts was in deep financial trouble. It kept the doors open by turning over the building and its art to the thriving City of Detroit in exchange for annual funding. And now it stands, poised to flip that arrangement upside down, hoping to cut Detroit's ownership of the DIA in order to protect its treasures from hungry creditors.
There's quite a long and complicated history between the DIA and the City.
Detroit Free Press writer Mark Stryker recently explored this giving us the past, present and the future of the DIA's predicament.