Federal appeals court suspends same-sex marriage in Michigan - WNEM TV 5

Federal appeals court suspends same-sex marriage in Michigan

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A federal appeals court has suspended gay marriages in Michigan, putting on hold a decision by a lower court judge who had struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

The Cincinnati court's order today brings a halt to same-sex weddings in Michigan, at least through Wednesday.

Dozens of couples got hitched earlier today in at least four Michigan counties.

Federal Judge Bernard Friedman on Friday overturned Michigan's constitutional ban, the latest in a series of decisions overturning similar laws across the country.

Nearly 60 percent of state voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage only as between a man and a woman.

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