The justices said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states.
“With over 35 states permitting same sex marriage, it strengthens the argument for the proponents…”
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled Thursday that the unions are valid.
Lawyers for same-sex couples in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee have been rushing to file legal papers in time for the January conference.
Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills.
The adoption of 2-year-old Rylee DeBoer-Rowse became final in Oakland County on Tuesday.
Attorney General Bill Schuette and supporters of gay marriage have at least one thing in common.
Breaking ranks with rulings from other federal courts, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld gay marriage bans in four states, including Michigan.
The Hazel Park couple who challenged Michigan’s ban is planning to file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Snyder said Thursday that his obligation to “support and defend our state constitution” has no exceptions and “is not a matter of personal preference.”