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Dear Christine, Finding a Donor in Dearborn

Dear Christine, Finding a Donor in Dearborn

| March 26, 2018

Dear Christine, Hi there, My partner and I have been together 8 years–our anniversary is this week– Yeah!!! Celebration time!!! We’re ready to start our family, and decided to go the “known donor” route so the child would be able to have some awareness of who their biological father is… Here’s the problem: none of […]

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Dear Christine, Polite in Pontiac

Dear Christine, Polite in Pontiac

| March 18, 2018

Dear Christine, I sit on the board of a well known LGBT organization in Metro Detroit and on two or three occasions I have shared an idea I had with a fellow board member only to have that board member, a supposedly good friend of mine, bring that idea to the board, taking full credit […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq

| March 18, 2018

QUESTION: An employee filed a complaint with our Payroll Department, stating his hours had been incorrectly calculated. We decided to investigate his claim and I met with him. I told him he should not discuss any information related to the investigation until it’s over. This is our policy; it’s in the Employee Handbook. He told […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq

| March 12, 2018

CANCER AWARENESS PIN VICTIM OF OVERLY BROAD DRESS CODE QUESTION: The company I work has a dress code that prohibits wearing any kind of “message” clothing when dealing with the public. I wore a little pin on my lapel for Cancer Awareness, and my boss told me to take it off or go home. Isn’t […]

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Dear Christine, Ready in Redford

Dear Christine, Ready in Redford

| March 12, 2018

Dear Christine, I’ve come across your columns on line and enjoy them. While I see you mostly seem to deal with LGBT issues, I assume you work with straight couples in your practice too. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 5 years. He spends a couple nights at my house, I spend a couple nights […]

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Ask The Lawyer: SPECIAL EDITION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: WHAT’S YOUR OPINION?

Ask The Lawyer: SPECIAL EDITION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: WHAT’S YOUR OPINION?

| March 5, 2018

SPECIAL EDITION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? STUDENT RIGHTS AND THE LAW We have received several questions from students – and their parents – about students’ rights at school. Do students have the same rights to free speech, to be free from searches and seizures, and to be free of censorship as an […]

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Dear Christine, Curious in Clawson

Dear Christine, Curious in Clawson

| March 4, 2018

Dear Christine, Are homosexuals always atheist? Curious in Clawson Dear Curious, Gays and lesbians are just like everyone else in the world when it comes to religion and faith. Some faiths are not welcoming to GLBTs, so some have stayed within their religion to fight for acceptance from the inside. Others have left their religion […]

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

| February 26, 2018

OUR READERS HAVE ASKED: WHAT RIGHTS DOES THE SECOND AMENDMENT PROTECT? QUESTION: With the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida there has been a lot of talk about gun control and people’s Second-Amendment rights. But, what exactly are the rights under the Second Amendment? ANSWER: The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “A well-regulated militia, […]

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The Winans Team – Realtors

The Winans Team – Realtors

| February 23, 2018

 Buy Sell Love Michigan Team Christine Winans – Team Leader Christine Winans stands apart in her exceptional knowledge about Southeast Michigan and Metropolitan Detroit. As Executive Director of The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber from 1995-2003, Christine was a dynamic leader in managing operations and strategic direction for this progressive 650-member organization. She knows the community! That […]

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Dear Christine, Depressed in Detroit

Dear Christine, Depressed in Detroit

| February 23, 2018

Dear Christine, Gender confusion, Please Help!? I am 21 years old, biological male, and suffering a from a very extreme depression. This depression has been quite a constant in my life and I’m keen to be rid of it. I know it’s stemming from the doubt, anxiety, and confusion that comes in the delightfully painful […]

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