Nurses 'thrilled' that marriage case is going to U.S. Supreme Court

HAZEL PARK (AP) - Two Detroit-area nurses who are challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take the case.

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse of Hazel Park were at home with their four kids when they got the news last Friday. Rowse calls it the "proudest day" of her life and says the two are "in awe."

DeBoer and Rowse are challenging Michigan's prohibitions on gay marriage and joint adoption by same-sex couples.

A judge ruled in their favor last March, but an appeals court reversed the decision. Now the Supreme Court will settle it by summer.

Attorney General Bill Schuette is defending the ban and also is pleased to see the Supreme Court get involved. Gov. Rick Snyder says he will respect the final outcome.

Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015


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