Citing the recentUS Supreme Court decision on DOMA, a Michigan judge gave a lesbian couple the go-ahead on their lawsuit in the state. ABC news reports:
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by nurses Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, who are challenging a law that bars them from adopting each other’s children as well as a 2004 constitutional amendment that defines marriage only as between a man and a woman. Friedman said the Detroit-area women, along with state of Michigan attorneys who are defending the laws, probably found something to like last week in a major U.S. Supreme Court decision, which could influence the outcome of the case.
All parties will meet on July 10th to discuss the next steps. This scene is likely to be repeated in every state that bans marriage equality.