DeBoer v. Snyder

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Description:  Same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in federal court that seeks to have Michigan’s constitutional amendment affirming marriage as the union of one man and one woman declared unconstitutional under the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court has consolidated the case with three other cases within the 6th Circuit: Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, and Bourke v. Beshear.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear 6th Circuit marriage cases

Friday, January 16, 2015

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Austin R. Nimocks regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to review all four 6th Circuit marriage cases, which upheld the freedom of states to affirm marriage as the union of one man and one woman:

“The people of every state should remain free to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws. Consistent with the Supreme Court’s 2013 Windsor decision, which said that ‘states have the essential authority to define the marital relation,’ the 6th Circuit rightly concluded that the Constitution does not demand that a new view of marriage be judicially imposed on everyone. We are hopeful the Supreme Court will uphold the freedom of the people to affirm marriage.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Previous news releases:

  • 2014-11-06: 6th Circuit upholds freedom of states to affirm marriage as one-man, one-woman
  • 2013-08-30: Mich. brief: Children benefit from having mom, dad

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