Ann Arbor City Council To Consider Resolution Urging State Drop Appeals To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Apr 7, 2014

Ann Arbor City Council is set to ask state officials to drop appeals to the court ruling that briefly allowed same-sex marriages to take place.  Council tonight will consider a resolution urging Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to suspend efforts to contest Judge Bernard Friedman’s ruling.  

Washtenaw County's First Same Sex Marriage
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74 Washtenaw County same-sex couples wed the day following Friedman’s ruling.  About 300 same-sex couples across the state married, but Michigan isn’t recognizing their marriages.  

Ypsilanti City Council has already passed a similar resolution.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.