The Next Move in Michigan Gay Marriage Issue
HAZEL PARK, MI – April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse have filed a response with the U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit. Through their attorney’s they are asking that a speedy decision be made on the emergency appeal filed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette pertaining to Same-Sex Marriages.
The appeal was filed on Friday based on the ruling that the ban on Gay marriage was overturned by U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman. They are asking that the Appeals Court reject Schuette’s appeal and allow marriages to continue in the State of Michigan.
Attorney’s for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse filed the necessary paperwork to show cause that the Attorney General did not follow the proper procedure of asking the trial judge for a stay first before the court. They are asking the higher court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in Michigan while the case is appealed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.
They say a suspension of U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman’s decision is not appropriate because the State of Michigan is unlikely to win an appeal since the State lost it’s battle in the protracted original battle. They also are requesting an expedited appeal.
A decision is expected on Wednesday from the U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit regarding the appeal overall.
It is expected that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will take this issue all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Many see Schuette’s legal wrangling as a waste of time and taxpayer money.