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Topic - Bernard Friedman
DETROIT | Stunning the courtroom, a federal judge said Wednesday he'll hold a February trial before deciding whether to overturn Michigan's definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
A federal judge has declined to issue a ruling on Michigan's same-sex marriage ban, opting instead to wait on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on separate gay marriage cases it's due to hear.
A groan went up in that room when Judge Friedman said he'll wait.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said he won't make a decision until after hearing testimony Feb. 25 from experts on whether there's a legitimate state interest in not allowing gays to marry.