Michigan won’t recognize more than 300 marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials,
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is nearing a decision on the status of same-sex marriages conducted after a judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban but before the ruling was halted.
Rick Snyder hasn’t said a word about it since the state’s gay marriage ban was struck down last Friday.
The state hopes to at least get a stay until Friday so it can go to the Supreme Court.
Gov. Snyder’s office says they’re waiting to see what the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decides.
Early Saturday morning, the Ingham County clerk’s office issued Michigan’s first marriage license for a same-sex-couple.
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman did not suspend his decision while the Michigan attorney general pursues an appeal.
The state of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage has been struck down.
County clerks, including Barb Byrum in Ingham County, say they would be prepared to issue same-sex marriage licenses almost immediately.
The judge must decide if there is a rational public interest in restricting marriage to a man and a woman.