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Same-Sex Marriage Trial Begins

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DETROIT, MI (WLNS) - The issue of gay marriage is back in the news and it's taking center stage in Michigan.

Lawyers gave their opening statements and experts testified Tuesday in a trial challenging a 2004 constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage only between a man and a woman.

Federal judge Bernard Friedman set aside two weeks to hear testimony from experts in economics, marriage and child-rearing.

A psychologist testified saying gender and sexual orientation are not barriers to being good parents.

The former Rutgers University Professor was the first witness at the trial in federal court.

However the Michigan Assistant Attorney General says it would be a mistake to overturn the will of the people.

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