Judge Delays Ruling on Mich. Gay Marriage Ban

Ad Feedback

A federal judge has delayed ruling on Michigan's gay marriage ban.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said he won't rule on whether to overturn the law, but is instead sending the case to trial.

The case centers on a lesbian couple's lawsuit challenging the state's ban on adoption by unmarried couples.

The judge said the plaintiff's are "entitled to their day in court" after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision recognizing legally married gay couples earlier this year.

Gay rights activists were disappointed because if the ban had been lifted, same-sex marriage would have immediately become legal in the state.

Traditional marriage supporters rallied outside the courthouse in support of keeping the ban.

"We believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. It is not two men; it is not two women," one protestor said.

The case is set to go to trial Feb. 25.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.