same sex marriage
“The judge has determined that same-sex couples were legally married on that day,” the governor said.
“You could have a situation where people are allowed to get married in a state but will lose their jobs if they were to come out publicly.”
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 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.
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.
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.