LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic legislators are calling for Michigan to act on legalizing same-sex marriage and making other legal changes in favor of marriage equality ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the issue.
Democrats from the Republican-controlled state Senate and House said at a news conference Thursday that attitudes have changed in the decade since Michigan voters wrote a ban on same-sex marriage into the Michigan Constitution.
Rep. Jeremy Moss of Southfield is sponsoring a house joint resolution to allow a voter referendum that could overturn that ban.
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear testimony next month on the legality of bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan and three other states.
Spokeswoman Amber McCann says Republican Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof wants to await the U.S. Supreme Court’s action.