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  •  Looks as if MI gay couples have the right to marry (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, alwaysquestion

    As long as the judge did not stay his ruling --

    As of now, it's unclear whether the state will appeal the ruling, and Judge Friedman has apparently not stayed his ruling while the state decides. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said before the ruling that appeal was possible, in which case the state would continue to ban marriage licenses, though county clerks around the state have said they are ready to issue them.
    -- even now that Notice of Appeal has been filed (which contains no request for a stay), how can the AG say the state will defy the ruling?
    •  From the Detroit News article: (8+ / 0-)
      Minutes after the judge’s opinion was released, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a plaintiff in the case, announced he had filed an emergency request for a stay and appeal of the judge’s ruling with U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

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      In a tweet Ingham County Clerk Barbara Byrum invited couples who wanted to marry to download her link to the marriage license application form and bring it and identification to her office on Monday. While the law calls for a three-day waiting period after applying for a marriage license, the county clerk has the right to waive the wait.

      From The Detroit News article

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