Two Detroit-area nurses whose lawsuit erased Michigan’s ban on gay marriage are expected to exchange vows before the judge who struck down the ban.
Advocates taped a pledge to the bishop’s office door asking for LGBT inclusiveness in the church.
The 31-year-old says he was forced to resign after the bishop’s office received a report he had a same-sex partner.
“I’m open for business,” sayd Mayor Christopher Taylor. “If you’re interested in getting married, please come and let me know!”
Judge Michael D. Carpenter said the court can perform marriages but isn’t required to.
Seconding her position are Michigan’s seven Catholic dioceses, who said the court’s ruling “will create inestimable conflicts” between the state and the church.
Snyder urged Michigan residents to embrace the state’s diversity by treating everyone with respect.
Michigan Nurses Who Sparked Movement, Challenged Same-Sex Marriage Ban Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling
April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse say it’s a day for a lot of celebration.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder quickly Tweeted that it was important to respect the decision and “focus on dignity.”
April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse have become celebrities of sorts in their Detroit suburb of Hazel Park.