75
      Monday
      85 / 65
      Tuesday
      89 / 70
      Wednesday
      87 / 68

      Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages

      Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

      Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

      The marriages were performed Saturday before a federal appeals court suspended a decision that overturned the state's ban on gay marriage.

      Snyder's announcement Wednesday closes the door to certain benefits granted to Michigan married couples. The move comes a day after an appeals court indefinitely stopped any additional same-sex marriages.

      Snyder says the marriages were legal at the time but the stay means the ban now is back in effect.

      The court is reviewing a decision by Detroit federal Judge Bernard Friedman, who struck down a 2004 constitutional amendment that says marriage is between a man and a woman.

      It will take months for the appeals court to affirm or reject Friedman's opinion.