ACLU Wants Court Order To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

ACLU Wants Court Order To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, MI (WLNS) – On Thursday the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan decided to ask the federal district court to order Michigan to recognize same-sex marriages.

The motion stems from the approximately 300 same-sex couples that were legally married on March 22, 2014.


A lawsuit was filed in April, but the case is moving slowly.

The state still has until June 5 to respond. So the ACLU's Michigan branch took a different step Thursday by seeking a preliminary injunction.

It means federal Judge Mark Goldsmith could make a decision before the entire case is finished.

Gov. Rick Snyder says the state won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages that were performed a day after a judge struck down Michigan's gay-marriage ban. There have been no additional marriages while the case is being appealed.

Snyder says state recognition should wait until the appeals end. The federal government is recognizing the marriages.
Powered by WorldNow

2820 East Saginaw Street,
Lansing, MI  48912

Telephone: 517.372.8282
Fax: 517.372.1507
Email: webmaster@wlns.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Lansing, Inc. A Media General Company.