DeBoer v. Snyder

DeBoer v. Snyder is a federal court challenge to Michigan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, filed Jan. 23, 2012, in the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. The plaintiffs, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, seeking to jointly adopt their children, originally challenged the state's ban on adoption by same-sex couples. In August 2012, U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman invited the couple to amend their suit to challenge the state's ban on same-sex marriage, “the underlying issue.” Oral arguments were held on October 16, 2013, where Friedman announced a hearing would be held on Feb. 25, 2014. [ Case files. ]

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