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Dozens rally in Detroit favoring same-sex marriage

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    April DeBoer, left, and Jayne Rowse protest at the federal courthouse in Detroit on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The protest is in support of a federal lawsuit involving same-sex couple DeBoer and Rowse who are seeking to overturn Michigan's ban on gay adoption and same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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    FILE - In this March 5, 2013 file photo, April DeBoer, left, and Jayne Rowse, and pose at their home in Hazel Park, Mich. Michigan’s ban on gay marriage is facing a major court test, nine years after voters by a landslide said marriage is reserved for a man and a woman. DeBoer and Rowse, two women who are raising three adopted children with special needs, filed a lawsuit in 2012 to strike down a state law that bars same-sex partners from adopting each other’s kids. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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    Gay rights supporters rally in front of the federal courthouse in Detroit Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2013, where a federal lawsuit involving same-sex couple April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, who are seeking to overturn Michigan's ban on gay adoption and same-sex marriage, was being heard. (David Coates/The Detroit News) (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates ) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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    Same sex couple Jayne Rowse , green shirt, and April DeBoer hold hands during the rally outside the federal courthouse in Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2013. They are involved in a case before the court seeking to overturn Michigan's ban on gay adoption and same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

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DETROIT  — Several dozen people are rallying outside the federal courthouse in Detroit to show their support for overturning Michigan’s 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Federal Judge Bernard Friedman said Wednesday he wouldn’t immediately throw out the law, and he scheduled a trial for February.

Friedman himself earlier suggested that Detroit-area nurses Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer challenge the ban by amending their lawsuit challenging a state law that bars same-sex partners from adopting each other’s children.

Rowse and DeBoer appeared at the rally.

Christine Weick drove 175 miles from Hopkins in western Michigan to hold a sign that says God opposes gay marriage.

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