LANSING — State Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued this statement following a ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturning the ruling of District Court Judge Bernard Freidman which found Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
“This ruling runs counter to the findings of three other Courts of Appeals, findings the Supreme Court validated in their refusal to review them. In both their ruling overturning DOMA and decision to let lower court rulings stand, the Supreme Court sent a very clear message that bans on same-sex marriage run afoul of the Constitution. The decision by the Sixth Circuit is disappointing, but it now likely means the Supreme Court will finally settle this matter. I look forward to celebrating full marriage equality in all 50 states in the not too distant future.”