Community celebrates Flint PRIDE and recent decisions surrounding gay marriage
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:35:35 GMT —
UM Flint along with Wellness AIDS Services and the LGBT community coming together Saturday for Flint Pride.
It's the third year for the pride event in the Flint community.
This year's theme is "no labels."
Organizers want to encourage diversity in the City of Flint and give people a forum to celebrate pride and equality.
"We're thankful for the health and sexuality coalition were just grateful for everything and to be able to do this and have people come out and celebrate the diversity of Flint," said Teresa Springer of Flint Pride.
Same sex couples now have more rights in the state of Michigan.
Friday, a federal judge blocked the state from enforcing a 2011 law banning public employers from offering benefits to same sex couples.
Opponents defending the law say the state does not recognize same-sex marriage and blocking the law is a costly ruling.