Michigan same-sex marriage ban

SW Michigan
10:54 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Holder Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

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A federal appeals court won't consider the issue until this summer but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn't waiting. The Gongwer News Service reports that Holder has announced that the federal government will extend benefits to about 300 same-sex couples who were married in Michigan last weekend. All of the Democrats in the state's congressional delegation had urged Holder to recognize the marriages now.

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Wed June 26, 2013

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The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court today, but the Michigan same sex marriage ban is still intact.
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7:34 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Little Traverse Bay Odawa Indians approve gay marriage

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Michigan law prohibits joint-custody among unmarried couples. Voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage in 2004
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