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Mich. plaintiffs celebrate on hearing news that marriage ban struck down

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Watch as plaintiffs Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer hear the news that Michigan‘s same-sex marriage ban has been struck down.

Friday’s ruling comes two weeks after a trial presided over by U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedma. The two Detroit-area nurses who have been partners for eight years claimed the ban violated their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

They are raising three adopted children with special needs at their Hazel Park, Mich., home. But they can’t jointly adopt each other’s kids because joint adoption in the state is tied exclusively to marriage.

Watch as they hear the news, courtesy WXYZ-TV:

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