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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.

SCOTUS Delays Hearing Case On Michigan's Ban On Marriage Equality

Jeff Kubina
United States Supreme Court Building

Members of Washtenaw County's LGBT community disheartened by court's decision.

The fate of Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage remains in the balance. The United States Supreme Court has pushed back its decision to hear a case regarding the state's ban on same-sex marriages. This is the second time the court has delayed its decision to proceed.

Bradley O'Conner is the President of the LGBT Jim Toy Community Center. He feels many in the community are disheartened by the court's decision, but he is hopeful the court will agree to hear one of the cases this year. Mary Larkin is the Program Coordinator for Eastern Michigan University's LGBT Resource Center. She expressed similar feelings, stating many people are waiting on the Supreme Court, not just personally, but professionally as well.

Larkin say she remains optimistic the court will hear the case soon. Friday is the next day the Supreme Court could make its announcement.

Before joining the WEMU team in 2010, Daniel Long was a listener and active WEMU volunteer. He first came to the artform we call jazz through his first love: 20th century American Literature. It was through the depiction of a raucous Charlie Parker club date that gave Daniel a thirst to know more.