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March 22, 2014

Court seeks response on gay marriages

A federal appeals court order makes it unlikely Michigan’s same-sex marriages will be quickly halted.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to freeze Friday’s decision that overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage.

The court responded Saturday, saying it wants to hear from the winning side by noon Tuesday.

The appeals court issued the order a day after a federal judge in Detroit overturned the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

That decision resulted in dozens of gay Michigan couples rushing to recite their vows Saturday morning and afternoon.

 

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