DeBoer v Snyder

Dates

Rowes' first adoption

11/12/2009

In November of 2009, Rowes, a legal foster parent, adopted her first child, as a legal individual.

DeBoer's first adoption

04/11/2011

In April of 2011, DeBoer, also a legal foster parent, adopted her first child, as a legal individual.

Rowes' second adoption

10/10/2011

In October of 2011, Rowes adopted a second child, unable to jointly adopted three children with DeBoer.

Same-sex marriage ban appealed

03/22/2014

The next day, the law was appealed, and 323 same-sex couoples were married in the state of Michigan.

Indefinate hold ruling

03/25/2014

Exactly one month after the beginning of the trial, the circuit court placed an indefinite hold on the Michigan court's ruling, making gay marriage illegal again.

Cases

Suit challenging same-sex adoption

01/23/2012 - 9/7/2012

On January 23, 2012, the couple began a suit challenging same-sex adoption laws in the state of Michigan, claiming a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. The case ended in September when the Judge invited them to challenge the state's ban on gay marriage.

Suit challenging same-sex marriage

02/25/2014 - 03/21/2014

In September of 2012, Judge Friedman invites the couple to challenge the state law against same-sex marriage. In March, the court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, under a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment

"Temporary Hold"

03/23/2014 - 03/26/2014

The next day, the circuit court placed a "temporary hold" on the decision of the courts.