April DeBoer, second from left, sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne, 3, left, and Jayne Rowse, fourth from left, and her adopted sons Jacob, 3, middle, and Nolan, 4, right, at their

 

              April DeBoer, second from left, sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne, 3, left, and Jayne Rowse, fourth from left, and her adopted sons  Jacob, 3, middle, and Nolan, 4, right, at their
April DeBoer, second from left, sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne, 3, left, and Jayne Rowse, fourth from left, and her adopted sons Jacob, 3, middle, and Nolan, 4, right, at their home in Hazel Park, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The lesbian couple’s desire to adopt each other’s children has grown into a potentially ground-breaking challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. The two Detroit-area nurses filed a lawsuit to try to overturn restrictions on adoption by same-sex partners. But at the judge’s invitation, the case has taken an extraordinary turn and now will test the legality of a 2004 constitutional amendment that says only marriage of a man and woman is recognized in Michigan. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)