Lansing Couple Waits Anxiously For Same-Sex Marriage Decision

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – A Lansing couple says they’re anxiously waiting for the final decision.

As 6 News Nick Perreault explains the couple had plans to move to and get married in a state that recognizes same-sex couples.

But now they say they feel confident that Tuesday finally marks the start of a turn-around for them and other same-sex couples across the country.

“I’m working in a hospital right now and my partner has no rights whatsoever medically for me at all and that’s ridiculous.”

Lee Chaney says her mind has been racing all day as she works at Sparrow’s St. Lawrence campus.

As the Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides whether Michigan should allow same-sex marriage.

“It shouldn’t go state by state, it should be a constitutional right that we are allowed to marry who we love,” said Lee Chaney, Mason resident.

In just two days Lee Chaney and her partner Dawn will be in Florida. They planned to get married there, but decided they’ve waited since 2013, when we last caught up with them, and said why not wait a little longer.

“You know it just weighed heavy on my heart saying that I don’t want to do that I want to be married in the state I live in and was born.”

“This has always been a state issue and we hope it will remain a state issue,” said Dan Jarvis, policy director, Michigan Family Forum.

Meanwhile Dan Jarvus with Michigan Family Forumn believes the Supreme Court should rule in favor of those states that have already decided, which means in Michigan marriage should stay between a man and woman.

Chaney says if that happens, she has no doubt what her next move will be.

“I’ll be moving, I’ll be moving to a state that appreciates who I am honors who I am.”

And recognizes who she loves.

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