USA, Michigan: Federal Appeals Court Stays Ruling

Written by scott on March 22nd, 2014

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Just hours after same sex couples started marrying in Michigan, the Sixth Circuit stayed the ruling.

The New York Times reports:

The stay was issued by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, which said it needed more time to consider an appeal by Michigan’s attorney general of Friday’s annulment of the marriage ban by Judge Bernard A. Friedman of Federal District Court in Detroit, who had found the ban unconstitutional. Several clerks and dozens of gay couples wasted little time acting on Judge Friedman’s ruling. County clerk offices are usually closed on weekends, but at least four of them were open on Saturday, including in Ingham County, home to the state capital, Lansing.

Well, that was amazingly fast. Will they be as quick hearing the appeal while so many Michigan LGBT couples wait again for justice?

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