USA, Michigan: Mariage Equality Ruling Could Come Down Today

Written by scott on March 20th, 2014

MichiganA federal judge could rule as early as today on the state’s marriage equality lawsuit.

The Detroit News reports:

A federal court ruling on whether the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional could come as early as Thursday, say observers of the case. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman is weighing the legal claims of a lawsuit filed by Hazel Park nurses April DeBoer, 42, and Jayne Rowse, 49, who are living as a couple and raising three special needs children they adopted as individuals. They are asking him to lift both the bans on same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples so they can adopt each other’s children.

It’s likely any favorable ruling would be immediately stayed, pending an appeal to the 6th District, the same circuit court that will consider the Kentucky appeal.

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