DETROIT — The first state witnesses took the stand Monday in Michigan’s gay marriage trial in which two female nurses are seeking to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage so that they can marry and adopt each others’ children.
Testifying Monday, Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown said she is ready to begin immediately issuing same-sex marriage licenses if a federal judge rules that Michigan’s ban on such unions is unconstitutional.
She said she answers to one authority: the courts — not the state attorney general. (and not to God obviously)
Mark Regnerus, a University of Texas sociologist whose 2012 pro-traditional marriage survey has stirred controversy among social scientists, psychologists and medical experts.
Regnerus testified that until science can prove otherwise, the ideal family structure in America is still a mom and a dad raising kids together.
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