Michigan's voter-approved gay marriage ban will face a trial after a federal judge declined a motion by the state to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the prohibition. Citing last week's Supreme Court decision that effectively gives federal marriage benefits to same-sex marriages in states where they're already legal, the judge declared that the "plaintiffs are entitled to their day in court and they shall have it.” It looks like this is one of what will likely be many court challenges to state gay marriage bans in the wake of the SCOTUS decisions.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The assault on marriage is now starting in states.
With the Supreme Court's decision ruling part of DOMA unconstitutional, many expect that decision will be used to attack marriage laws and amendments in states. It looks like it's already starting in Michigan.