The State of Michigan says Nolan, Ryanne and Jacob are entitled to only one legal parent. UPDATE: Couple Amends adoption lawsuit to challenge Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

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    Aug 12, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    You may remember crying over my On Our Radar column for Mothers Day, when I introduced you to a pair of superhero nurses I discovered living right here in Michigan. As any follower of superheroes knows, their lives are always chronicled in a series of adventures. Sometimes the story is about saving lives, like the episode when Michigan Social Services asked NICU nurse April DeBoer to bring tiny baby Jacob home to comfort him while he died. That chapter had a very happy ending, when April and her superhero partner Jayne Rowse nursed him back to health. Sometimes the adventure is rescuing helpless children, like the time April and Jayne rescued Ryanne, the unwanted third child of a drug-addicted 19-year-old. And sometimes, like today, we find the superheroes fighting with every last ounce of courage they can muster, for truth, justice and the right of children everywhere to be treated equally under the law, no matter who their parents are.

    Our superheroes, Jayne and April, are the parents of three preschoolers. (And at the moment, two small foster children too, but that’s another adventure.) Their children’s well-being is being endangered by the all-powerful “State of Michigan,” for no other reason than the parents who rescued them, saved one of them from a lonely death, and gave all three of them the love and security of family, are both women.


    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-on-our-radar-the-right-of-children-in-same-sex-families-to-be-equal/news/2012/08/12/46219
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    Aug 31, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    Judge urges lesbian couple in adoption fight to take on Michigan's same-sex marriage ban.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20120829/NEWS03/120829081/Judge-urges-lesbian-couple-adoption-fight-take-Michigan-s-same-sex-marriage-ban
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    Aug 31, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    I clicked on to make a joke about Nolan Ryan being one of the all time greats and deserving as many parents as he wants but saw this is about something I hold dear....going to bat (no pun intended) for a child in need. God bless these women.
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    A Detroit couple already suing the state of Michigan over its ban on adoptions by unmarried couples has expanded their lawsuit to take on the state's marriage amendment, the Detroit News reports.

    http://www.towleroad.com/2012/09/deboerrowse.html