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The State of Michigan’s highly anticipated gay marriage trial began late February 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. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Same-Sex Parenting Trial In Detroit

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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. 

 

 

update Tuesday 4:00 PM

Same-Sex Parenting Goes On Trial In Detroit by RICK PLUTA

 
Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta provided live updates during Tuesday's trial:

Stay tuned to 89.1 WEMU for a recap on the matter during All Things Considered with Bob Eccles.

Update Tuesday 10:20 am

From the Associated Press

Two Detroit-area nurses challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage are in a federal courtroom in Detroit as the trial gets underway today. Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer walked past more than a dozen protesters who held signs supporting heterosexual marriage. DeBoer told reporters today, "Nothing says family like a marriage license."
They're asking federal Judge Bernard Friedman to strike down a Michigan constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage only between a man and a woman. They say it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The trial could last two weeks. Sociologists and other scholars will testify about marriage, children and family.