Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban reaches the U.S. Supreme Court

Apr 28, 2015

MPRN's Rick Pluta is at the U.S. Supreme Court to cover arguments in Michigan's landmark gay marriage case.
Credit Courtesy Rick Pluta

The day millions of Americans have been waiting for is finally here. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a series of cases focusing on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Thirty-six states currently allow the practice. Michigan is not one of them. Michigan joins three other states in defending their bans.

The High Court will decide whether gay marriage should be allowed at all and if so, if states that ban them must recognize such marriages performed in other states where the practice is legal.

Current State talks with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta. He's in Washington today to cover the opening arguments at the Supreme Court.