Federal appeals court temporarily stays enforcement of same-sex marriage ruling

By Derick Hutchinson, ClickOnDetroit.com
Published On: Mar 22 2014 05:14:12 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 22 2014 06:54:56 PM EDT

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DETROIT -

The Federal appeals court is temporarily staying the enforcement of the same-sex marriage ruling in Michigan until at least Wednesday, March 26.

"A temporary stay has been granted until Wednesday, March 26, 2014," said a spokesperson from Attorney General Bill Schuette's office. "We anticipate that the 6th Circuit will issue a permanent stay, just as courts have ruled in similar cases across the country."

As of around 4:17 p.m. Saturday, the ruling that same-sex couples can get married in Michigan has been put on hold.

Before the announcement that temporarily stayed the ruling, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum today issued 57 same-sex marriage licenses and performed 30 ceremonies at the historical courthouse in downtown Mason.

A Federal judge ruled Friday that Michigan's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.

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