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Michigan's 1st gay marriage license issued

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 22, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.

— A county clerk in central Michigan has issued the state's first marriage license for a same-sex-couple.

The license was issued in Ingham County on Saturday morning, a day after Michigan's ban on gay marriage was scratched from the state constitution by U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman.

Clerks in at least three of Michigan's 83 counties said they would start granting them to gays and lesbians as early as Saturday and couples lined up. The offices had special hours to accommodate the couples.

Attorney General Bill Schuette asked a higher court Friday to freeze the landmark ruling while an appeal is pursued.

It was not known when the federal appeals court in Cincinnati would respond.

The ban was approved by voters by a landslide in 2004.

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TiggerEd says... March 22, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.

This is not news. Leave such articles out of the paper.

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23cal says... March 22, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.

Another historic moment. Soon, "same-sex" marriage will just be "marriage", and it will be nationwide.

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djigoo says... March 22, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.

LOL @ "not news."

Censorship is funny.

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NoUserName says... March 22, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.

And it was necessary to open up on Saturday because...?

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djigoo says... March 22, 2014 at 6 p.m.

To meet the long-denied needs of the citizenry, NUN.

Civics 101.

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