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Politics & Government

Stateside for Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

Michigan state representatives have introduced a package of bills attempting to cut same-sex marriage off at the pass. Wayne State University Law professor Robert Sedler talks to us about how the proposed legislation sits with the U.S. Constitution.

Excellent Schools Detroit is out today with their K-12 Scorecard on all Detroit schools. Their CEO Dan Varner joins us to discuss the results.

A new evangelical Christian church in Ann Arbor openly welcomes LBGT members. Ken Wilson and Emily Swan are co-pastors of the new church Blue Ocean Faith. Both teach a new approach to faith they call the Third Way.

It's easy to assume that all adolescent pregnancies are unplanned, but some teenagers do plan to become pregnant. And they have high hopes that a child will bring more love and meaning into their lives. Stateside’s Renee Gross has this story.

A report released Monday says not enough is being done to clean up a variety of chemicals and toxins of concern that are in the Great Lakes. Fe de Leon is a researcher with the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and she’s with us to explain the findings.

According to the Michigan Historical Society, no matter where you go in Michigan you are always within six miles of an inland lake. Associate Professor at the Wayne State Law School tells us about the laws regarding our 11,000 inland lakes.