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5:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Ann Arbor Woman Devastated Her Wedding Won't Be Recognized

An Ann Arbor woman is devastated and questioning why she should stay in the state now that Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize her marriage that took place last weekend.  

Wrapping up the paperwork on Washtenaw County's first legal same-sex marriage.
Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Snyder announced Wednesday the marriages were legal at the time but the federal appeals court stay means the ban now is back in effect so the couples won't be eligible for benefits offered married couples.  

Amy McLoughlin thinks it's really disappointing.

Amy McLoughlin was one of the first same-sex couples to get married Saturday. She describes how that joy has turned to disappointment.

McLoughlin says she doesn't care about the Governor or the Attorney General acknowledging her love but wants the same rights as her married heterosexual peers.  

It's expected to take a year or more for the court to make a decision.

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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.