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Stateside: Win for LGBTQ adoptive parents; artist Elizabeth Youngblood; MI’s redistricting history

Mar 2, 2021

Bethany Christian Services has opened up its services to LGBTQ parents looking to adopt children. The agency had already informally started to allow adoptions by LGBTQ parents in Michigan after a lawsuit settlement in 2019, but this week's announcement applies nationwide.
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Today on Stateside, a major Michigan-based adoption agency is opening up adoption to LGBTQ parents. We spoke with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who has spent years fighting for LGBTQ families. Plus, a conversation with artist Elizabeth Youngblood about how learning to weave inspired the delicate lines of her sculptures and drawings. 

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AG Nessel on adoption win for LGBTQ parents in Michigan and beyond

  • Dana Nessel is Michigan’s state attorney general.

Artist Elizabeth Youngblood on “replicating a thought” in lines 

  • Elizabeth Youngblood is a Detroit artist. Her current solo exhibition "Room Tone" is on display at M Contemporary Art Gallery in Ferndale through March 20. 

After another tumultuous year in US politics, Congressman Jack Bergman has no regrets

  • Max Johnston is a reporter for Interlochen Public Radio.

How a history of gerrymandering led to Michigan’s independent redistricting committee

  • John Lindstrom is a longtime Lansing political reporter and former publisher of Gongwer News Service.