DOMA puts Michigan marriage equality case on hold

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April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a lesbian couple seeking marriage equality, will have to wait a little longer as Judge Friedman decided not to issue an opinion in the DeBoer case until after the United States Supreme Court has decided both the California Prop 8 and Windsor (DOMA challenge) cases.  Friedman felt those decisions may be instructive to him in deciding this case.  This means no decision until at least the end of June 2013.

Dave Garcia, Executive Director of  Detroit’s LGBT community center “Affirmations” added, “We remain hopeful that the United States Supreme Court will decide in favor of marriage equality and strike down the Defense of Marriage Act this year and that Judge Friedman will also issue a decision that allows April and Jayne to jointly adopt their children.”


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