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A. Court combined 4 cases from the states of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. All 4 staees had constitutional amendments that defined marriage as being between 1 mand and 1 woman.
B. Questions presented to the Court:
Court of Appeals originally denied the motion for custody based on Equitable Parenting Doctrine. However, the matter was remanded back to Trial court after the passing of Obergefell v. Hodges – Upon review the court found that the Equitable Parenting Doctrine did apply based on Obergefell v. Hodges.
Ruling: Same sex couple, together for 14 years, 8 year old child. Separated, Never Married. Equitable parenting Doctrine clearly written to ONLY apply to married couples.
Aside: This applies to any couple – heterosexual or homosexual thus treating both the same without any distinction based on the sex of the parties.