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12:17 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Snyder Says He's Seeking Legal Advice on Same-Sex Marriage Issue

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About 300 same-sex couples were married Saturday before a federal appeals court issued a stay
Gov. Rick Snyder said he hopes the state can soon provide some clarity on the status of about 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan on Saturday, but he first needs to assess legal advice.
Same-Sex Marriage
8:51 am
Wed March 26, 2014

WSW: Same-Sex Marriage in the Courts

Same sex couples are married in a group by the Oakland County Clerk in Pontiac on Saturday.
Credit The Associated Press

West Southwest with Gongwer Editor Zach Gorchow followed by Kalamazoo Gay, Lesbian Resource Center Community Engagement Coordinator Megan Bauer

Federal courts will ultimately decide the fate of the amendment to Michigan's Constitution banning same-sex marriage. 

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7:29 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Snyder Downplays Concerns About EAA During Visit to Battle Creek

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Two Battle Creek buildings on the state's Priority Schools list for poor student achievement
As the Legislature moved to expand a controversial school-reform district that could absorb two Battle Creek Public Schools buildings, Gov. Rick Snyder said during a visit to Battle Creek
9:11 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Appeals Court Continues Stay, Keeping Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Effect

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The state must file its brief by May 7, the plaintiffs must file their response by June 9
DETROIT, MI -- The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted the state's request to stay a federal judge's ruling that struck down Michigan's gay marriage ban. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman on Friday called the state's voter-approved ban unconstitutional, and same-sex couples began marrying on Saturday, until the appeals court issued a temporary stay.
9:13 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Schuette Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign While Same-Sex Court Fight Continues

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Mark Totten of Kalamazoo is vying for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. He has been critical of Schuette's actions in the same-sex marriage case
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his re-election bid Monday with a stop in Oakland County, an effort overshadowed by the raging legal debate over same-sex marriage. Schuette held his announcement for a second four-year term at the Oakland County Republican Party offices at Square Lake Road and Woodward Avenue, just a few miles from the county courthouse where Democrat county Clerk Lisa Brown issued some 142 same-sex marriage licenses Saturday.