Children Key to Challenge of Michigan's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A Michigan federal court is embroiled in the legalities of a state ban on same-sex marriage. At the heart of that debate are three children: 3-year-olds Ryanne and Jacob and 4-year-old Nolan, says Michigan Radio. The children's parents, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a lesbian couple living in the metro Detroit burb of Hazel Park, Michigan, would like to legally adopt each other's kids. Marriage would mean they could do that.  Children Key to Challenge of Michigan's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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