- happening now March 22
Less than a day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman issued a 31-page ruling declaring Michigan’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, couples began receiving marriage licenses this morning, and East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett was at one courthouse to document the moment:
Married. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/wva69Rin9X— Nathan Triplett (@NathanTriplett) March 22, 2014
Attorney General Bill Schuette is seeking an emergency stay from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, so several county clerk offices opened today in lieu of regular Monday-Friday schedules in order to issue the same-sex marriage licenses.
“So many people have been waiting long enough,” Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum told the Detroit Free Press. “The more I thought about it, the more absurd it seemed to make them wait until Monday morning.”- -
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