Federal Appeals Court Suspends Gay Marriages in Michigan Until at Least Wednesday


The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stay on Michigan's marriage equality ruling until at least Wednesday, the AP reports. The issuing of marriage licenses in the state has been put on hold.

More than 200 gay couples married in four counties across Michigan on Saturday.

The Detroit News reports:

“To allow a more reasoned consideration of the motion to stay, it is ordered that the district court’s judgment is temporarily stayed until Wednesday,” the order read.

Earlier Saturday, the appeals court issued a one-page order directing the attorneys for the same sex couple who had sought to get married to respond to Attorney General Bill Schuette's request for an emergency stay by noon Tuesday.

The order was entered by the appeals court clerk, Deborah Hunt, and didn't disclose which three-judge panel has been assigned to hear the emergency appeal.

Posted March 22, 2014 at 4:55pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel