The wedding bell not-blues

Judge strikes down Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban

IT IS HEREBY DECLARED that Article I, § 25 of the Michigan Constitution and its
implementing statutes are unconstitutional because they violate the Equal Protection Clause of
the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the State of Michigan is enjoined from enforcing
Article I, § 25 of the Michigan Constitution and its implementing statutes

S/ Bernard A. Friedman
BERNARD A. FRIEDMAN
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: March 21, 2014
Detroit, Michigan

The above quote from the end of the judge’s decision is from http://www.scribd.com/doc/213771520/Judge-ruling-on-same-sex-marriage-ban . The Michigan attorney general intends to file an appeal.

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8 Responses to The wedding bell not-blues

  1. kishenehn says:

    The dominoes keep falling! It’s great.

    I just wish some of these attorneys general would have the courage to put aside their appeals. Time for them to be on the right side of history for a change …

    • songdogmi says:

      Yeah, but that’s not going to happen in Michigan, where the (Republican, of course) attorney general has made his career from appealing to the fundies along with conservatives. I would expect he would take this to the US Supreme Court if the Court of Appeals rules against him. Unless he’s defeated in November, that is.

  2. maxauburn says:

    This is a good thing!

  3. Anonymous says:

    The only thing sweeter than knowing that marriage equality is gaining ground is the sound of fundies’ heads exploding. 🙂 Maybe we are moving out of the New Dark Ages after all.

    Maybe…just maybe…..

    Fran

    • songdogmi says:

      Slowly, slowly … I just heard that the attorney general got his stay of the judge’s order from the court of appeals, pending appeal. So it’s going to take a while, yet.

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