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Friday, March 28, 2014

Courts - More on: Status of the 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend in Michigan

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog has updated his post from last evening (cited here at ILB) to report:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Friday that the federal government will formally recognize and provide marital benefits under federal law to some 300 Michigan same-sex couples who were married last weekend while a lower court ruling was in effect, striking down the state’s ban on such marriages. That ruling has now been put on hold during an appeal by the state to the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “These Michigan couples will not be asked to wait for further resolution in the courts before they may seek federal benefits to which they are entitled,” Holder said.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 28, 2014 01:30 PM
Posted to Courts in general