Challenge to Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to be heard by federal judge

7:21 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Challenge to Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to be heard by federal judge

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Michigan law prohibits joint-custody among unmarried couples. Voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage in 2004
A federal judge in Detroit is to hear arguments today in what could be a landmark case challenging Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse of Hazel Park are seeking to overturn the ban, which was written into the Michigan Constitution in 2004 after 59% of voters approved a ballot question limiting marriage to one man and one woman.