Michigan to recognize same-sex marriages

Same-sex marriages in the state of Michigan will be recognized. Thursday afternoon Governor Rick Snyder released an announcement saying his administration will not appeal a U.S. District Court judge's ruling, which recognized 300 same-sex couples' marriages.

They were married in four counties in Michigan on March 22, 2014.

In his statement, the Republican Governor said, "the judge has determined that same-sex couples were legally married on that day, and we will follow the law and extend state marriage benefits to those couples."

Read his full statement here.

Snyder said the U.S. Supreme Court must address the larger question and "end this divisive debate."
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