DETROIT (AP) - Several dozen people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Detroit to show their support for overturning Michigan's 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Federal Judge Bernard Friedman may throw out the law Wednesday after hearing arguments that it was his suggestion that Detroit-area nurses Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer challenge the ban by amending their lawsuit challenging a state law that bars same-sex partners from adopting each other's children.
Rowse and DeBoer appeared at the rally. They say that if the judge rules in their favor, they won't immediately apply for a marriage license because they fear the decision could still be overturned on appeal.
Christine Weick drove 175 miles from Hopkins in western Michigan to hold a sign that says God opposes gay marriage.
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