Judge Could Overturn Michigan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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DETROIT, Mich. – A federal judge in Detroit is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday, that could overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.

According to the Detroit Free Press, it began as a case of child custody, where a same-sex couple wanted to unite their families with adopted children, but Michigan law prohibits joint custody among unmarried couples.

A lawyer representing the couple plans to argue that the ban violates their constitutional rights.

A ruling against Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage would undo the vote of Michigan residents.

A spokesperson for attorney general Bill Schuette says he will defend the current law.

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1 Comment

  • Mary Bliss

    If our laws voted on by the citizens can be changed by a judge's decision –why do we get to vote on it in the first place? I was taught that our country was governed by the majority– not the minority. No wonder a lot of our people do not vote.

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