Last Friday, federal judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan's gay marriage ban.
In his ruling, Judge Friedman stated that the state's 2004 gay marriage ban "impermissibly discriminates against same-sex couples in violation of the Equal Protection Clause because the provision does not advance any conceivable legitimate state interest."
Judge Friedman also slammed the testimony of anti-gay Christian researcher Mark Regnerus, noted Slate.com.
Regnerus published a 2012 journal article that claimed that children of same-sex parents turned out worse than others without actually studying gay couples.
Judge Friedman ruled, “The court finds Regnerus’s testimony entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration."
However, Rev. Dr. Roland Caldwell, pastor of Burnette Inspirational Ministry in Detroit, Mich. slammed the judge's ruling in a statement, notes the Rev. Stacy Wimp on his blog.
"Judge Friedman has negated the vote of 2.7 million voters in the State of Michigan," said Rev. Caldwell.
"Moreover, he has said to the almost 70 percent of black citizens who voted in favor of marriage protection that our voting rights are no longer protected. Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and our forefathers apparently died in vain,” added Rev. Caldwell.