Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, the two Detroit-area nurses filed a lawsuit last year to have their two children joint adopted, because they are prohibited from having a legal marriage in Michigan. Rowse and DeBoer, who have been together for ten years and lived together for six, have three adopted children. Under current Michigan law, each child could only be adopted by one of the women. Their case was heard by Federal Court East District by Hon. Bernard A. Friedman in March of 2014 and on Aug. 6th was presented before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
This video was taken just before Rowse and DeBoer, along with plaintiffs for the Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio same-sex marriage cases headed into the courthouse.