MICHIGAN: Same-Sex Couples Celebrate First Anniversary Of "Window" Marriages
Via the Associated Press:
Families and friends gathered Sunday in four Michigan counties to celebrate the anniversary of about 300 same-sex couples who wed last year during a brief legal window as a result of a challenge to Michigan’s constitutional ban on gay marriages. The marriages took place March 22, 2014, in Ingham, Muskegon, Oakland and Washtenaw counties, where clerks chose to open their doors to accommodate couples. It happened in the hours between a federal district judge’s ruling overturning the state’s same-sex marriage ban and a federal appeals court decision freezing its implementation. Now that case and others are before the U.S. Supreme Court, which hears oral arguments April 28.The other states with cases before SCOTUS are Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky.