USA, Michigan: Law School Files Amicus Brief in Marriage Equality Case

Written by scott on August 31st, 2013

MichiganA Michigan law school has filed an amicus brief in favor of marriage equality in an ongoing lawsuit there.

The Grand Rapids Business Journal reports:

Eight professors from Thomas M. Cooley Law School have filed a joint amicus brief in the marriage equality case DeBoer v. Snyder, which challenges the legality of both the 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Michigan and the Michigan Adoption Code. An amicus brief, or “friend of the court” brief, makes arguments and provides information that might be helpful to the court. “This amendment not only bans same-sex marriage, it also harms the families of same-sex couples, depriving them of the protections of Michigan law,” said Dan Ray, professor of constitutional law at Cooley and one of the amicus brief authors.

Oral arguments are planned for October 1st in the case in Federal Court.

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