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SCOTUS Delays Hearing Case On Michigan's Ban On Marriage Equality

Jan 12, 2015

Members of Washtenaw County's LGBT community disheartened by court's decision.

The fate of Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage remains in the balance. The United States Supreme Court has pushed back its decision to hear a case regarding the state's ban on same-sex marriages. This is the second time the court has delayed its decision to proceed.

Bradley O'Conner is the President of the LGBT Jim Toy Community Center. He feels many in the community are disheartened by the court's decision, but he is hopeful the court will agree to hear one of the cases this year. Mary Larkin is the Program Coordinator for Eastern Michigan University's LGBT Resource Center. She expressed similar feelings, stating many people are waiting on the Supreme Court, not just personally, but professionally as well.

Larkin say she remains optimistic the court will hear the case soon. Friday is the next day the Supreme Court could make its announcement.