Federal judge says he will not yet rule on Michigan gay marriage
DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge said he would not rule on Wednesday whether Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional, in a closely-watched case involving a lesbian couple who wanted to marry so they could adopt each other's children.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman made the statement after lawyers for both sides presented their arguments in a case brought by April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a lesbian couple from suburban Detroit.
(Reporting By Steve Neavling; Editing by Greg McCune)
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