Michigan to recognize same-sex marriages performed in state

Posted on 04 Feb 2015 at 4:30pm
Gov. Rick Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced it would recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed in the state last March, according to MLive, a digital consortium of Michigan newspapers.

After the state’s same-sex marriage law was overturned, about 300 marriages were performed before the ruling was stayed. The federal government already is recognizing those marriages.

The 6th Circuit overturned the ruling and the case will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, although the date has not been set.

A federal injunction set to take effect on Thursday, Feb. 5, required the state to recognize those marriages and Snyder announced the state would not appeal.

Comments (powered by FaceBook)