New & Noteworthy:

Bernard Friedman

Archives | Mentions:

Page 1 of 11

August wedding for Detroit-area couple in gay marriage case

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Daniel Mears, APFrom left, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse with DeBoer's attorney Dana Nessel.
Their lawsuit erased Michigan's ban on gay marriage. Now, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse will be getting married on August 22. ...

Filed under: , , , ,

Reagan picked ‘activist judge’ who threw out Mich. same-sex marriage ban

Friday, March 21, 2014
U.S District Judge Bernard Friedman
DETROIT -- The judge who made history by throwing out Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage has been on the federal bench for 26 years. ...

Filed under: , , , ,

The wait continues: Mich. gay marriage ruling stuns couples across the state

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Melanie Maxwell, The Ann Arbor News/APDana Bauer, right, comforts her partner Tracy Pennington, left, after the couple learned they would not be able to apply for a marriage license at Washtenaw County Clerk's Office on Wednesday.
DETROIT — Same-sex couples queued up all afternoon at county courthouses, some even carrying wedding flowers. Then a federal judge deciding whether to throw out Michigan's gay marriage ban shocked everyone, saying simply: Wait 'til next year. ...

Filed under: , , , , ,

Federal judge not ready to rule on Mich. gay marriage ban; sets February trial date

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
David Coates, APGay rights supporters rally in front of the federal courthouse in Detroit Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
DETROIT -- A federal judge stunned the courtroom Wednesday by saying he'll hold a trial before deciding whether to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

Filed under: , , , , ,

Page 1 of 11