U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman has ruled that Michigan’s Ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. This comes after a two-week trial focused on the impact of same-sex marriage on parenting. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia already issue licenses for same-sex marriage. Bans on gay marriage have been overturned in Texas, Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia, since December but appeals have put those cases on hold.
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