Wednesday marked day two of Michigan’s same-sex marriage trial. The case was first brought to federal court by two Detroit area nurses to fight Michigan’s adoption code. The judge says the case is really an issue of gay marriage. Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer have one thing in mind as they walk into the courthouse. “We love our children. This started out as our children. This is still about our children.” And on the first two days of the trial that’s exactly what it’s about. Psychology experts on Rowse and Deboer’s side spoke yesterday. A same-sex marriage expert at Cooley Law School sums up their arguments. “They presented testimony that basically said that the gender of the parent doesn’t matter, it matters if they’re a good parent,” said Emily Horvath, Cooley Law School, Associate Professor.
The trial continues today, and the whole thing will take about two weeks – it’s probably the longest trial for marriage equality since the Prop 8 case in California. Have our opponents come up with anything new since then?