Michigan Trial on Gay-Marriage Ban Enters Last Leg

Mar 7, 2014 Full story: WILX-TV Lansing 30

An attorney representing two Detroit-area nurses challenging Michigan's gay-marriage ban is focusing part of his closing arguments on expert testimony presented throughout the trial.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#21 Mar 7, 2014
For comparison-

There were 34 states which allowed inter-racial couples to marry when Loving v Virginia was decided.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#22 Mar 7, 2014
david traversa wrote:
<quoted text>You are much too kind by calling humans merely " funny " .. Orson Welles said that even in the best of cases they were " half angel, half demon " ..
Did you watch any of those tv shows I suggested ?

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#23 Mar 7, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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We have 17 states now. I don't think it's really all that important that we get another state. In fact, it may be more beneficial for us if we get a judge that rules the opposite, i.e. that we DON'T have a right to marriage. Because once we get that, it may lead to a case getting to SCOTUS FASTER than would otherwise be the case. And we know that sooner or later, SCOTUS will have the final decision on this.
An interesting idea.

I still think that we need to counter the parenting questions with the fact that gays and lesbians are allowed to be foster parents in many states. Since those States have obviously determined that gays and lesbians make acceptable foster parents, it makes it difficult for the State to then claim that same sex couples make bad parents.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#24 Mar 7, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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We already have that ruling in the Nevada case, but it will likely never get to the SCOTUS because everyone is refusing to defend the state.
What we need to get to the SCOTUS are opposing rulings from separate APPEALS courts.
That likely won't happen until the 5th or 6th circuit cases (Tx, KY, OH, MI) are ruled on sometime next year.
That's why I don't think the SCOTUS will have a case to take until the '15/'16 term.
You are correct. SCOTUS will not consider the issue until we get conflicting decisions from the federal appeals courts. But losing at a lower level may get a case to SCOTUS quicker. Or maybe not. As we all know, SCOTUS can do anything they want with regards to these cases.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#25 Mar 7, 2014
I think that about 99% of those of us who post here want SCOTUS to rule that we, as gay Americans, have a U..S. Constitutional right to wed whom we please. Our differences lie on the timing and the best route to get to that goal.

Since: Mar 09

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#26 Mar 7, 2014
WAIT A MINUTE !!!

Didn't our attorney shred Regnerus on the stand?

Since: Mar 11

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#27 Mar 8, 2014
fr Xavier Breath:

>...When will people finally stop using his bogus work in court?<

About the same time they realize that "dr" paul cameron is a known LIAR, and has been tossed out on his dear little ear from all REPUTABLE medical associations!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#28 Mar 8, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You are correct. SCOTUS will not consider the issue until we get conflicting decisions from the federal appeals courts. But losing at a lower level may get a case to SCOTUS quicker. Or maybe not. As we all know, SCOTUS can do anything they want with regards to these cases.
A few things to ponder:

-When will the appeals courts issue their rulings?
-Will they issue a stay pending appeal to the SCOTUS?
-If the appeals courts don't stay their own rulings, will the SCOTUS issue a stay?
-Does the SCOTUS allow those rulings to go in effect?
-Or will they simply hold all cases until they get conflicting rulings?
-How does any potential SCOTUS vacancy affect things?

The next 2 years will be very interesting...
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#29 Mar 8, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Did you watch any of those tv shows I suggested ?
Yes .. and I didn't find them particularly homophobic .. another case of malicious sensationalism taking the place of the truth .

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#30 Mar 8, 2014
david traversa wrote:
<quoted text>Yes .. and I didn't find them particularly homophobic .. another case of malicious sensationalism taking the place of the truth .
Well, watch them awhile longer and let me know what you think. You might like them.

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