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

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.