Same Sex Couples Say “I Do” For The First Time In Muskegon Co.

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First Muskegon Same-Sex Marriage MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (March 22, 2014)- Dozens of same-sex couples are saying “I do.” Saturday morning in Muskegon County.

After a ruling by a U.S. District Judge on Friday striking down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages, Muskegon County Clerk Nancy Waters started issuing marriage licences for same-sex couples around 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Rev. Bill Freeman the minister at Harbor UU Congregation was also on hand to perform the weddings for these couples and said ‘I’m ready to perform as many same-sex weddings as is humanly possible.

Ingham, Washtenaw, Oakland and Muskegon Counties are the only counties in the state of Michigan issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Saturday. According to the The Detroit News, the first same-sex marriage licence was issued to a couple just after 8 a.m. in Ingham County.

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  • KMD

    Congratulations to all those who have waited so long, and were able to be married on Saturday.
    I hope more couples will be able to soon be married also.
    Thank you to the clerks and reverends who helped to perform the marriages.

  • Lou W

    I have no problem with whoever getting married, but what I want to know is what happened to the three day waiting period between the day you get the license and the day you get married? equal rights means equal, not special treatment for one group of people over another. It is not up to one individual to decide they can waive state law. we all have to live under these laws, whether we agree with them or not, and that is when things will be equal for all.