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Michigan’s Gay Marriage Ban Back In Place

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    • Scribe38

      And that boys and girls is why I hate Republicans and give all I can getting them out of office. Bill is running for office again, lets hope his campaign goes down in flames.

      Mar 26, 2014 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elloreigh

      This development really should not come as a surprise to anyone. Until the controversy over state same-sex marriage bans is decisively settled by the Supreme Court, stays of contested lower court rulings pending appeal are more likely than not.

      Since I was expecting the ruling to be stayed, I wasn’t in any big hurry to see us wind up in legal limbo. My county clerk didn’t open up over the weekend to issue licenses, so it was a moot point for us.

      Mar 26, 2014 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      They’re not really in limbo, at least with respect to federal law. Holder will almost certainly make an announcement similar to that which he made after the same thing happened in Utah: they’ll be married for the purposes of federal law.

      Also, the stay isn’t indefinite. It will be lifted when the Court of Appeals makes its ruling. Any stay of that judgment will be handled by the Supreme Court, which will lift it when it extends Windsor to the states – I say June 2015. It’s not a sure bet by any means, but I think that’s the most likely outcome.

      Mar 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tricky ricky

      none of the stays issued by the courts should have been granted for the mere fact the states do not have a likelihood of prevailing on appeal.

      Mar 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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