68
      Saturday
      86 / 67
      Sunday
      88 / 68
      Monday
      87 / 64

      Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages says Gov. Snyder

      <p>Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.</p>

      Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

      The marriages were performed Saturday before a federal appeals court suspended a decision that overturned the state's ban on gay marriage.

      Snyder's announcement Wednesday closes the door to certain benefits granted to Michigan married couples. The move comes after a day after an appeals court indefinitely stopped any additional same-sex marriages.

      Snyder says the marriages were legal at the time but the stay means the ban now is back in effect.

      The court is reviewing a decision by Detroit federal Judge Bernard Friedman, who struck down a 2004 constitutional amendment that says marriage is between a man and a woman.

      It will take months for the appeals court to affirm or reject Friedman's opinion.