Not So Fast! Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Won’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Gay marriage

The see-saw has tipped again in Michigan's volatile same-sex marriage brouhaha.Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder announced today that the state will not recognize the more than 300 same-sex marriages which took place last weekend.Governor Snyder acknowledged that the marriages were legal.  However, the state will not recognize the benefits of the same-sex marriages, until release of the stay which was imposed the following day by an appeals court. *     *     *     *     * THE … [Read more...]

Michigan Bishops Respond to Ruling on Marriage Amendment

Homosexual couples line up to obtain marriage licenses on Saturday morning, March 22

Late in the day on Friday, March 21, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman overturned the 2004 voter-approved Michigan Marriage Amendment.  In his ruling, the judge said that Michigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, and he ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban.Judge Friedman wrote:"Today's decision ... affirms the enduring principle that regardless of whoever finds favor in the eyes of the most recent majority, the guarantee of equal protection m … [Read more...]