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Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:41:41 pm »
http://gay.americablog.com/2011/12/now-its-illegal-gay-gays-to-flirt-in.html

Can anyone confirm this?

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A group including a Holland minister and a board member of Equality Michigan say sheriff’s deputies arrested 33 gay men in county parks in 2010 under the state’s soliciting and accosting statute, but claim about half of those arrests involved two men merely speaking to undercover deputies, or making casual contact like holding hands.

Miriam Aukerman, West Michigan staff attorney for the ACLU, which is investigating the allegations, said in half the reports she examined law officers initiated the contact with those they later arrested.

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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 01:57:33 pm »
GDI...so instead of focusing on real crimes, they want to stop flirting in parks? Really? My advice to the cops: Focus on real crimes, you dipshits. Earn those paychecks instead of wasting your time trolling for gay people flirting.


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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 02:08:58 pm »
Clearly, Michigan needs to be burned down with dragon fire >:(
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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 03:14:14 pm »
Among others the police inadvertently nabbed a group of arm-wrestlers.
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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 04:43:24 pm »
OH NO NOT THE ARM-WRESTLERS!

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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 05:48:06 pm »
OH NO NOT THE ARM-WRESTLERS!

From the police: sorry guys, our gay-dar was malfunctioning, we didn't mean to get the straights. Sometimes red-blooded boys-wil-be-boys awesomeness gets confused for that pinko-fudgepacker prancing sissyboy stuff, we auto-arrest for any male/male contact. We'll try to be more accurately homophobic in the future, we are sorry.

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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 03:30:18 am »


Yes, let's focus on this instead of one the actual crimes going on.
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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 03:53:41 am »
I'm from Kent County (Grand Rapids) and I have never heard of this. I'm not surprised though as GR is a Republican stronghold and quite conservative despite having a large liberal/progressive minority.

Here is more details from mlive.com, the Grand Rapids Press article about it:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/12/gay_rights_group_says_men_bein.html


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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 10:06:06 am »
Ok, I'm straight, but who wants to go to Michigan with me and make out in front of the cops? I feel like causing a ruckus. I'm gonna need a willing man and woman. I am curious to their policy of bi-sexuals. Time for a case study...conduct some experiments, troll..err...poll some data.  ;D
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Re: Going to Jail for Being Gay in... Michigan?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 10:44:20 am »
"Holland "

There's your problem, Holland is like a conservative stronghold in the state....which is kinda funny since it's close to "Sausagetuck" where all the gays go.

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