Skip to comments.Judge to hear arguments on legality of Michigan's ban on gay marriage
Posted on 03/06/2013 12:26:53 PM PST by Darren McCarty
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -
A federal judge is expected to make a decision this week that could eventually overturn on Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.
Judge Bernard Friedman of the U.S. District Court is expected to hear arguments on the legality of the ban during a hearing Thursday morning at Wayne St. University.
A lesbian couple from Ferndale, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, originally filed suit last year in their fight to jointly adopt their three special needs children. "There's no way for them to both adopt the children together as a couple which leads to endless complications," said the couple's attorney Dana Nessel.
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Thank the 17th Amendment. Federal courts haven’t respected State laws and Constitutions for a hundred years.
The judge is a G.W. Bush appointee.
I am fully confident that any judge appointed by a president named Bush will do the right thing.
No /sarc tag?
No need for that.
It is obvious.
>>Friedman encouraged the couple to instead challenge the state’s definition of marriage. He said that’s really the underlying issue in their quest for joint adoption.
I’m no lawyer, but this seems unusual to me. It’s as if he’s already promised them a ruling in their favor and the hearings are just a formality.
When it comes to stepping on the will of the people, the court doesn’t need to make sense.
US Court Strikes Down Michigan Affirmative Action Ban
The Leftists wouldn’t have sued in this state without surveying the lay of the land first and determined there was a Leftist judge in the appeals pike with which they had a chance.