All marriages stopped at Midland district court - WNEM TV 5

All marriages stopped at Midland district court

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

Amanda Butson wants answers as to why weddings in Midland's 75th District Court are now a thing of the past.

"The timing seems a little odd, being that Friday, the SCOTUS ruling came down," Butson said.

That ruling approved same-sex marriage. And couples across the country headed to the altar, looking to tie the knot

But if you're looking to get married at the district court - gay or straight - you're going to be out of luck, because, according to a clerk, they've stopped performing them altogether.

The clerk said a "change in statute" is the reasoning. The law doesn't require them to perform weddings.

An explanation for sudden departure from performing marriages was unanswered by staff at the district court. The court administrator, Gerald Ladwig, is out of the office until next week.

Butson isn't satisfied with the answers.

"I want to know what the real reasoning is,” Butson said. “If there is someone not comfortable performing those ceremonies now, I want to know that. I want to be able to vote for people that represent me."

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