Court extends freeze on Michigan gay marriages

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT A federal appeals court has indefinitely suspended a judge's decision that allowed gay marriage in Michigan.

The ruling Tuesday means Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage stays on the books while the appeals court takes more time to consider the case. The panel ruled 2-1.

The ban was thrown out Friday by a federal judge in Detroit. Hundreds of couples were married Saturday before the appeals court put a temporary halt to the judge's ruling.

The court now has extended the stay after reading arguments from the state of Michigan and attorneys for two Detroit-area nurses who challenged the ban.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said the gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. Nearly 60 percent of voters approved it in 2004.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 252333741 - wndu.com/a?a=252333741
Gray Television, Inc.