DETROIT (AP) - 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.
A man is in jail, allegedly connected to 14 burglaries that occurred in Cass County this month.
A sheriff's deputy car and a Michigan State Police SUV were among the damaged vehicles.
Broadmoor Avenue has reopened after it was shut down due to a four-vehicle crash in Caledonia.