Same sex marriage in MI awaits appellate decision

Aug 7, 2014


Yesterday, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati began hearing arguments involving state bans against same sex marriage. Michigan, whose voters approved such a ban a decade ago, is one of those states.

Supporters and opponents of same sex marriage are watching the proceedings closely.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta was there and joins Current State to talk about the proceedings yesterday. Unlike other court hearings, appellate court hearings aren’t typical trials that go on for days. Each side gets a limited amount of time, and Michigan got 30 minutes to argue their case. The main arguments focused more on whether or not marriage for same sex couples is a constitutional right.