Supporters of Michigan’s gay marriage ban march around the federal court building in Detroit Monday. Some opponents of the ban marched alongside them.
The state’s defense of Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban got off to a rocky start Monday.
Federal Judge Bernard Friedman tossed out the state’s first witness in the case. He said Yale law student Sherif Girgis did not qualify as an expert witness. The plaintiffs’ attorneys pointed to the fact that Girgis is still a student, and said he would only be expressing his opinion on gay marriage – not actual evidence. Read more→
The federal trial on the challenge to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban continues today with testimony from a county clerk who would like to issue wedding licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Read more→