Federal judge waits to rule on Marriage Protection Amendment - Oct 17th, 2013 - State
A federal judge says he will hold a trial before he decides on whether to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Bernard Friedman said he will not make a decision without hearing testimony. A trial will be scheduled for February 25.
The case stems from 2 Detroit area women who say the ban on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause. Michigan voters earlier had passed the Marriage Protection Amendment that says marriage is reserved for a man and woman.
Supporters on both sides, showed up in Detroit Wednesday as the hearings took place in court.