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BREAKING: Gay Marriage Ban Battle Will Continue, Trial Set For Feb. 25

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UPDATE: A group of people gathered outside the federal courthouse in Detroit Wednesday afternoon carrying signs that support the gay marriage ban and signs that say it isn't fair and unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Bernard Friedman said he will not make a decision Wednesday on the gay marriage ban.

It could have been an historic day in Michigan for same-sex couples. People were ready to get their marriage licenses and county clerk's were ready to issue them. However, gay couples will have to wait now until a ruling is made. 

Judge Friedman set a trial date for February 25 when he will decide whether to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. 

(WLNS) - Wednesday could be an historic day right here in the state of Michigan if Federal Judge Bernard Friedman rules the current band on same sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

Dozens, perhaps hundreds of same sex couples are preparing to tie the knot Wednesday afternoon.

In court, Judge Friedman will hear from two women who are currently raising children together, April Deboer and Jane Rowse. They filed a complaint back in January 2012 to secure their children's rights, but then the case turned into a marriage ban issue. The couple, along with many others have been waiting for and hoping that Michigan's marriage amendment would be overturned. The couple wanted to alter Michigan's adoption code that currently denies rights and benefits to the children of gay/lesbian couples.

6 News Reporter Emerald Morrow is in court right now and will have more on 6 News at 6.

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