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US judge strikes down Michigan gay marriage ban

Published on Mar 22, 2014 6:54 AM
 
Pro-traditional marriage supporters protest next to gay marriage supporters in front of the US federal courthouse March 3 in Detroit, Michigan. A US federal judge struck down a gay marriage ban in the mid-western state of Michigan and found there was no "credible" evidence that heterosexual couples make better parents on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

CHICAGO (AFP) - A US federal judge struck down a gay marriage ban in the mid-western state of Michigan and found there was no "credible" evidence that heterosexual couples make better parents on Friday.

The decision is the latest in a number of court rulings to find gay marriage bans unconstitutional.

The challenge to Michigan's prohibition was brought forward by two foster mothers who argued that their children were harmed by the fact that the marriage ban prevented them from being jointly adopted.

The issue of whether gay and lesbian couples make good parents was thus put on trial.

 
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