U.S. Supreme Court Could Decide Whether to Hear MI Same-Sex Marriage Case
The U.S. Supreme Court could decide as early as today whether it will hear the case of two Hazel Park nurses who are fighting to overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages.
Late last month, the court agreed to consider April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse’s request to challenge an appellate court’s decision reversing an earlier ruling in their favor. As such, their case is on a list the justices may review behind closed doors today to determine whether they should move forward.
The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman’s earlier finding in DeBoer and Rowse’s case that the state’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban served no “conceivable legimate state interest” and violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitition.