Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:12

The 300 Marriages Performed In Michigan Before The Stay Were Recognized By The Federal Gouvernment

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Whereas the attempt at repealing the marriage equality ban is currently outstanding, one wondered the other day if the 300 marriages performed by same-sex couples between the day when a federal court repeal the ban and the day when the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decided to suspend the possibility of marrying, were finally going to be recognized.

After several days, the good news did not come from Michigan where Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette continue their fight against the marriage equality law, no, the good news came directly from the federal government which decided to recognize these 300 marriages.

The U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has thus announced that the 300 marriages were not only recognized but that they did not have to wait the end of the legal procedure on Michigan's marriage equality.

One will be able to thank Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum who sent a letter to Holder asking this federal recognition.