Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Gay Thing: Michigan's Ban on Gay Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional

And the marriage equality hits keep on coming! It's getting hard to keep count though, especially with Utah's brief run of marriages, and then the stay. So, Michigan makes 18 states where gay couples can actually marry, though a stay could be coming. For at least this weekend, in one county, there is marriage equality in Michigan!

There are now several states that could count as states number 19, 20, 21 and beyond, but they're up in the air from these stalling tactics. Most people who follow these things seem to agree that it will be heading to the Supreme Court sooner rather than later, maybe in the next year or so. If it all goes well (and all indications seem to be that it is), we could leapfrog to 50 states without this state-by-state countdown. Here's hoping.



A federal judge has struck down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. Back in September 2012 Towleroad posted about April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a Detroit couple suing the state of Michigan over its ban on gay adoption, who expanded their lawsuit to take on the state's marriage amendment. In March 2013 we reported that Federal Judge Bernard Friedman stayed his decision in the matter until after the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA. And last July, Friedman ruled that the couple could proceed with their challenge. . .

Read more at: TowleRoad


  1. A Ronald Reagan appointed judge at that.
    Ronnie is turning over in his grave, I am sure.

  2. Nah, Ron & Nancy were from Hollywood. Had lots of gay friends.


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