Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Same gender marriage: today in Michigan?

Clerks in at least 10 of Michigan's 83 counties are prepared to issue marriage licenses this week if US District Court Judge Bernard Friedman strikes down the state's voter-approved ban, according to this MLive report. Clerks in Bay, Clare, Delta, Ingham, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Oakland, Tuscola and Washtenaw counties indicated that they are ready to begin issuing licenses immediately after a ruling.

Full article here. 

So that means that if a federal judge this week strikes down a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in Michigan, same-gender marriages could be legal in Michigan, at least until a higher court says otherwise, which could be only a matter of hours or days. 

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