US: Michigan same-sex marriage ban reinstated by order of stay in appeals court
Not long after a judge declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, an appeals court has now issued a stay against the ruling.
However, clerks in Michigan are now being told to cease issuing marriage licenses to hundreds of same-sex couples after a motion of stay has once more temporarily reinstated the ban.
As reported by Michigan Live, the US 6th Circuit Court announced: “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.”
Bishop Paul J Bradley of the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo released a statement on the day saying: ”With the stroke of a pen, the meaning of marriage, one of society’s most sacred institutions and the very foundation of the family, has been redefined in our state.”