Michigan governor okays highway honour for the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday approved the bill to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the "Aretha L Franklin Memorial Highway."
Supporters of the designation say dedicating a portion of the highway is a way to honour the musical and cultural icon, who grew up in Detroit and learned the gospel fundamentals at New Bethel Baptist Church.
Some Republicans who opposed the bill, however, have said such designations should only go to fallen first responders and military veterans.