Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A faith-based adoption agency is suing Michigan, challenging a settlement that prevents it from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons. St. Vincent Catholic Charities and a couple who adopted five children filed a lawsuit Monday, less than a month after Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sued the state in 2017 on behalf of lesbian couples who say they were turned away because they’re gay.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State University Museum is staging an exhibit created in collaboration with the sexual assault victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak” opens Tuesday. The exhibit incorporates and is inspired by teal ribbons that were tied to trees around campus as a reminder of the survivors. The exhibit runs through March 2020.
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A 62-year-old woman is facing charges after authorities removed 86 cats and a dog from a suburban Detroit home while she was being evicted. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said Monday the animals were living in “appalling conditions” in Mount Clemens when they were found last month. County animal control officers removed the animals and took them to the Macomb County Animal Shelter. Most of the animals were sick. The woman was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a western Michigan man to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl who accused him of rape. Forty-three-year-old Quinn James of Wyoming, Michigan, learned his sentence Monday after a Grand Rapids jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Mujey Dumbuya. Her partially clothed body was found in January 2018 in woods in Kalamazoo, about 50 miles southeast of her Grand Rapids-area home.