Michigan House Democrats introduce marriage equality bills

Michigan House Democrats introduce marriage equality bills

In anticipation of the US  Supreme Court’s possible rulings on DOMA and Prop 8, Michigan House Democrats have introduced four bills to address marriage equality in in their state.

From the Detroit Free Press:

One bill is a joint resolution that would amend Michigan’s constitution to allow gay marriage after it was banned in 2004 as a result of a voter initiative.

A second bill would allow gay marriages formalized in other states to be recognized in Michigan.

A third bill amends Michigan’s marriage laws authorizing who may marry and a fourth measure is a resolution calling on Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

Similar bills were earlier introduced by Democrats in the Senate. The Legislature is currently on its summer recess.