Federal Judge Orders Michigan To Recognize 300 Same-Sex Marriages

Federal Judge Orders Michigan To Recognize 300 Same-Sex Marriages

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that a federal judge has ordered the state of Michigan to recognize 300 same-sex marriages in Michigan today, calling them a “fundamental right.”

“In these circumstances, what the state has joined together, it may not put asunder.,” U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said in his opinion.

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The 300 couples wed last March after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same sex marriage. The state has since refused to recognize them.