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Michigan News
10:04 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Oral Arguments Set In Michigan Gay Marriage Case

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Oral arguments have been officially scheduled by a federal appeals court about Michigan's dispute over gay marriage. 

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Michigan News
10:03 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Schuette Files Brief Defending Gay Marriage Ban In Michigan

Michigan Attorney general Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal appeals court to uphold the state's 2004 voter-approved gay marriage ban. 

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Michigan News
5:54 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Schuette: Supreme Court Needs To Resolve Same-Sex Marriage Question ASAP

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette
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Rick Pluta reports the latest in the on-going court battle over Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says the sooner the US Supreme Court settles the question of whether same-sex marriage bans are constitutional, the better. 

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Michigan News
12:37 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Michigan's Gay Marriage Trial In the Hands of the Judge

Jayne Rowse, April DeBoer and the children they seek to adopt.

     

 Closing arguments have ended in a challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage, which was approved by voters in 2004.

     Detroit federal Judge Bernard Friedman says Friday he expects to make a decision within two weeks.

     The trial was dominated by different views from scholars about the welfare of children raised by same-sex parents. Two Detroit-area women are trying to convince the judge that there's no "rational" basis under law for Michigan to ban same-sex marriage.

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Community
7:08 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

EMU LGBT Resource Center Director Optimistic about Gay Marriage Trial Outcome

Jayne Rowse, April DeBoer and the children they are raising together. The couple seeks to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage and to adopt the children.
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The end is near for the trial involving a Hazel Park couple who want Michigan's ban on gay marriage overturned, but the issue itself is far from being settled.

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Michigan News
5:57 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Gay Marriage Trial To Resume In Detroit Today

Jayne Rowse, April DeBoer and the children they are raising together. The couple seeks to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage and to adopt the children.
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(Detroit)-A University of Texas professor will face a vigorous cross-examination in the trial over Michigan's gay-marriage ban.  Mark Regnerus is returning to the witness chair this morning in Detroit federal court. He testified Monday for the state of Michigan. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette  is defending a 2004 constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage as only between a man and a woman. 

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Michigan News
7:07 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

State of Michigan's First Witness in Gay Marriage Ban Trail Barred from Testifying

Supporters of Michigan's gay marriage ban march around the federal court building in Detroit Monday. Some opponents of the ban marched alongside them.
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The state's defense of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban got off to a rocky start Monday.

Federal Judge Bernard Friedman tossed out the state's first witness in the case. He said Yale law student Sherif Girgis did not qualify as an expert witness. The plaintiffs' attorneys pointed to the fact that Girgis is still a student, and said he would only be expressing his opinion on gay marriage - not actual evidence. 

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Michigan News
10:20 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Same-Sex Parenting Trial In Detroit

Jayne Rowse, April DeBoer and the three special needs children they are raising and hope to legally adopt
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The State of Michigan’s highly anticipated gay marriage trial began Tuesday in Detroit, where a Federal judge will hear the pros and cons of raising children in same-sex families and rule on the definition of marriage in Michigan. 

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