The Trial For Marriage Equality in Michigan Continues
Second class citizens. Unfit parents. Sinners. The protesters in front of the courthouse parade their beliefs in your face, judging you, mentally spitting where you walk. Supporters of the DeBoer v. Snyder case persevere through the crowd, showing little to no emotion. This is the scene from the same sex marriage trial is currently taking place in my town, on behalf of the state of Michigan.
My wife and I attended the first day of the trial, yesterday, and plan to make as many of the several court dates as we can. This is absolutely monumental and affects my family directly, as my wife and I cannot have our marriage recognized where we live. I am also unable to adopt our son, nor do I have any legal ties to him. Just that alone is incredibly painful and unfair. All hope and faith go into a victory with this case, for the adoring couple involved, their children, and those of us in the state of Michigan who need to stop being treated like we are less than. I will keep updates on this case as it progresses.
Learn more about April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse here:
Read more on this trial by clicking the link below to the CBS blog.
Posted on 02/26/2014, in Legal Issues & Activism and tagged activism, equal rights, equality, gay, lesbian, lgbt, michigan marriage ban, same sex marriage, same sex parents. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.