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Jim Toy Community Center Board President Awaits Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage In Michigan


As more states join the list of those where same-sex marriage is legal, an appeal of the overturning of Michigan's ban on gay and lesbian unions remains under consideration in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Local reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court declining to consider appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage comes from Sandi Smith, Board President of the Jim Toy Community Center.  

Smith says while Monday's order doesn't specifically impact Michigan, it is good news. 

She says Michigan's case could be the one that ends up being considered by the high court.

"In some ways I look favorably upon that," Smith says, "because the case was so weak from the state's side that I can't imagine that nine thoughtful people could find that there was any reason to keep going forward with that."

Smith says a ruling on the Michigan case could come any day. 

When it does, rallies are planned at Jim Toy and other LGBT community centers to either celebrate or strategize.

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