US: Hundreds of gay Michigan couples seek recognition of their marriages
Same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan have sought a court order forcing the state to recognise their marriages.
Not long after a judge declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional in March, an appeals court issued a stay against the ruling.
However, clerks in Michigan were then told to cease issuing marriage licenses to hundreds of same-sex couples after a motion of stay once more temporarily reinstated the ban.
Hundreds of same-sex couples married in the state in the interim.
In Detroit on Thursday, a federal judge is hearing arguments in a case on whether to grant an injunction in the case.
Governor Rick Snyder says he will wait until the legal process ends, rather than recognise the marriages now.
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