Same-Sex Marriage Halted in Michigan for Now

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A pair of Michigan newlyweds.

On Friday, Michigan became the latest state to have a judge rule its ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. State Attorney General Bill Schuette quickly responded by filing an emergency motion to appeal U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's decision. But, in the early hours of Saturday, around 100 same-sex couples took advantage of the opportunity to marry. By Saturday afternoon, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ordered Michigan to halt same-sex marriages until it had fully considered Schuette's appeal. The stay will last until at least Wednesday, the court said.