Monday, March 24, 2014

Gay couples marry for 24 hours in Michigan; CNN publishes detailed historical timeline of same-sex marriage issue

Gay couples in four counties in Michigan were able to marry for about 24 hours this past weekend, after US District Judge Bernard Friedman declared that Michigan’s referendum-mandated ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.  An appeals court stayed the ruling pending appeal, Michigan Live story here

Part of the case results from a suit by April De Boer and Jayne Rowse, who can’t jointly adopt kids in Michigan.

CNN has a comprehensive timeline of the same-sex marriage battle in the United States, which will be very useful as a detailed factual reference, here.

I do recall the debate in Hawaii that became lively as early as 1994. At the time, it wasn't as critical to me as gays in the military. 

Update: May 28

US Attorney General Eric Holder says that same-sex couples married in Michigan during the window period will get federal benefits.

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