Read the Emergency Motion Requesting a ‘Stay’ in Same Sex Marriage Ruling

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

LANSING, Mich. – The U.S. Federal Appeals Court put Michigan’s same sex marriages on hold Saturday.  READ THE EMERGENCY MOTION HERE.

The U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit (Michigan. Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee) has issued a temporary stay on Michigan’s same-sex marriage case until Wednesday.

Earlier on Saturday, the appeals court issued an order directing the attorneys for the same-sex couple who had sought to get married to respond to Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request for an emergency stay by noon Tuesday.

It is unknown at this time which three-judge panel has been assigned to the hear the emergency appeal.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman Friday struck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.

In a 31-page ruling, Friedman declares the ban unconstitutional because it violates “the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

3 comments

  • No PC 4 Me

    Put the issue back on ballot if necessary, let the people of Michigan decide (again)
    Or respect the first vote, but do NOT disregard the voice of the voter.

  • dann

    any of these fake marriages that were done today should also be voided….. I find it hard to believe since we voted no in a LEAGAL vote that some judge who is most likely trying to make a name for himself said the majority's vote don't count

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