We are now into week two of the trial in federal court in Detroit centering on the challenge to Michigan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Two Hazel Park nurses are challenging that ban, which was passed by Michigan voters in 2004. The women want to get married so they can adopt each other's children.
As picketers on both sides of the issue march outside the federal court building in downtown Detroit comes word of a new State of the State survey conducted by Michigan State University.
It finds a majority of Michigan residents support gay marriage.
MSU Economics Professor Charles Ballard joined us to talk about this survey. He directs the survey.
*Listen to the interview above.