MICHIGAN: Coming Ruling By Court Could Legalize Marriage Immediately
Holy cow! This one was NOT on our radar. Via ABC News:
Two Detroit-area nurses filed a lawsuit to try to overturn restrictions on adoption by same-sex partners. But at the judge's invitation, the case took an extraordinary turn and now will test the legality of a 2004 constitutional amendment that stipulates Michigan only recognizes marriages between a man and a woman. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman will hear arguments in the case Thursday at a Detroit law school. If he concludes the amendment violates the U.S. Constitution, gay-marriage supporters say same-sex couples would immediately be allowed to wed and adopt children. State officials, however, predict "potential legal chaos" if the judge throws out the gay marriage ban.Michigan's GOP Attorney General has filed a brief against the couple.