Early Saturday morning, the Ingham County clerk’s office issued Michigan’s first marriage license for a same-sex-couple.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman did not suspend his decision while the Michigan attorney general pursues an appeal.
The state of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage has been struck down.
County clerks, including Barb Byrum in Ingham County, say they would be prepared to issue same-sex marriage licenses almost immediately.
The judge must decide if there is a rational public interest in restricting marriage to a man and a woman.
A judge is hearing final arguments in a challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, which was approved by voters in 2004.
He testified that children raised by heterosexual parents had a much greater chance of making normal progress through school than those living with same-sex couples
The judge must determine whether there’s a rational public interest in restricting marriage to a man and a woman in Michigan.
Plaintiff April DeBoer Says She’s ‘Excited’ To Hear State’s Anti-Gay Marriage Evidence In Landmark Trial Today
Nervous? “Not really,” she told WWJ’s legal analyst Charlie Langton. “We’re just waiting for the decision.”
A Stanford University professor will return to the witness stand Wednesday in a trial testing Michigan’s ban on gay marriage