Friday, March 21, 2014
Michigan's Ban On Marriage Equality Falls
Following Virginia, Utah, Texas and Oklahoma, a federal judge has declared Michigan's ban on same sex marriage unconsitutional. As in the other four states, it's likely an appeal will be made which means same sex marriages are likely to be delayed.
There was no indication that the judge was suspending his decision. Attorney General Bill Schuette said he was immediately filing a request with a federal appeals court to suspend Friedman's decision and prevent same-sex couples from immediately marrying. The decision was released shortly after 5 p.m., when most county clerk offices in Michigan were closed. Clerks issue marriage licenses.