same sex marriage
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.
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.”
A lawyer for two Detroit-area nurses who challenged Michigan’s ban on gay marriage says they’ll next go to the U.S. Supreme Court.