BREAKING NEWS ! LANSING, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday afternoon that Michigan will not recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials.
Snyder’s move closes the door to certain benefits reserved solely for married couples. The American Civil Liberties Union said more than 1,000 Michigan laws are tied to marriage.
A federal appeals court decided Tuesday to continue the stay of a judge’s ruling that struck down Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban, meaning that gay and lesbian couples cannot marry in the state while the appeals process unfolds.