same sex marriage
Gov. Snyder’s office says they’re waiting to see what the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decides.
With a stay issued by the U.S. Sixth Circuit of Appeals in Michigans’ same sex marriage case, the question for many is whether the marriages performed on Saturday will remain legally binding.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay until Wednesday at the request of State Attorney General, Bill Schuette.
Hundreds of people waited in line at the Washtenaw County Clerks office to obtain a long-awaited marriage license and then get hitched!
Early Saturday morning, the Ingham County clerk’s office issued Michigan’s first marriage license for a same-sex-couple.
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.
Americans around the country have evolved remarkably and the courts are catching up with public opinion, noted a local constitutional law professor.
The judge must decide if there is a rational public interest in restricting marriage to a man and a woman.
A judge is hearing final arguments in a challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, which was approved by voters in 2004.