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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.
A federal appeals court upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.
A lawyer urged a judge Thursday to order Michigan to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed during a brief window in March.
Allowing same-sex couples to wed in Michigan would provide a humongous boost to the state’s economy, according to a recently published study.
About 50 people gathered at Eliza Howell Park for the event put on by the Michigan Pastors National Coalition for Traditional Marriage.
Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage is among the several cases being heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.