Paul Holland (left) and Austin Ashley (right) plan a commitment ceremony in September before headed to New York to be formally married. They say they’d get married in Michigan if the state’s same-sex marriage is struck down and gay weddings allowed by a federal judge.
Pension fund attorney Ronald King following a hearing on whether Detroit’s bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution. Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina says she will make a ruling in the case next week.
The US Supreme Court’s decision striking down part of the federal Voting Rights Act lifts a requirement that the state and two Michigan municipalities check with the Justice Department on their election plans.