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DETROIT (AP) -- A sociologist testifying at Michigan's gay marriage trial says research clearly shows that children raised by same-sex parents suffer no disadvantage when compared to other kids.

Michael Rosenfeld of Stanford University is back on the witness stand Wednesday, testifying on behalf of two Detroit-area nurses seeking to overturn the 2004 Michigan constitutional amendment. Attendance by spectators is lighter on the second day of trial.

Many questions have focused on the well-being of children raised by same-sex couples. State attorneys have defended the gay-marriage ban by saying voters wanted to encourage families led by a male and a female.

Click here for a Day 1 recap.

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer are raising three adopted children at their Hazel Park home, but they're barred from jointly adopting them because same-sex couples can't marry in Michigan.

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