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Gay Marriage Ban Takes Hit From Michigan Court

May 8th, 2008 by flanews

Opponents of an amendment to ban gay marriage say the ban would deny some heterosexual couples rights. Yesterday a Michigan court ruled that a 2004 ban on gay marriage also deprived domestic heterosexual couples of their rights. Supporters of a state ban on gay marriage that will be on the November ballot say the proposed amendment is narrowly tailored and wouldnt affect domestic partners. Democratic Super-Delegate Allan Katz says the amendment would have the same affect in Florida as it had in Michigan.

“In Michigan today, there are 600 couples that are not eligible for state benefits that were eligible for them yesterday. And they had nothing to do with the issue of gay marriage,” said Katz.

Florida already has a ban on gay marriage. The proposed amendment would just strengthen the measure.

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