An appeals court has ruled that it will uphold the ban on same sex marriages in Michigan and three other states.

The decision comes after April DeBoer, and her partner Jayne Rowse, challenged the ban.  They are fighting for the ban to end so they can marry and share legal rights of the children they are raising.

Both women, and their lawyers have made it clear that they will take this fight to the US Supreme Court.

Back in March, there was a small victory, when a judge made gay marriage legal. Hundreds in Michigan were married that day, but that action was quickly put on hold until today's decision.

The big question is why?  With more and more states legalizing same sex marriage, why are some states holding on to outdated laws?

If it came to a straight out vote in the state, do you think same sex marriage would be legalized