Judge strikes down Michigan's Marriage Amendment

LANSING, Mich. -- A federal judge struck down the Marriage Amendment to the Michigan Constitution that was approved by voters in 2004. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed an emergency request of a stay and appeal of the ruling.

U.S. District Court Judge Bernard A. Friedman ruled against the Michigan Constitution in the case DeBoer v. Snyder on Friday after a two week trial.

Friedman did not stay his ruling pending the outcome of an appeal.


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