Exciting, thrilled and overwhelming are the words used by April Deboer and Jayne Rowse as they described how they feel, knowing the country’s highest court will decide the gay marriage issue that they helped propel.
The adoption of 2-year-old Rylee DeBoer-Rowse became final in Oakland County on Tuesday.
In an appeal filed Monday on behalf of Detroit-area nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the justices are being asked to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld laws opposing same-sex marriage in Michigan, and three other states.
The Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan’s ban is planning to file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The state hopes to at least get a stay until Friday so it can go to the Supreme Court.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by two women challenging Michigan’s ban on gay marriage and joint adoptions by same-sex couples.
Opposing sides of the issue faced off Friday morning during a round-table discussion with Talk Radio 1270 host Charlie Langton.