UPDATE: Ingham and Several Other Counties to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Saturday

By: AP
By: AP

UPDATE: As of 6:30 Saturday, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum announced the Ingham County Clerk's Mason Office will be open at 8am Saturday to issue licenses.

She told WILX via Twitter, "People have waited long enough. I was sick with myself with the idea of waiting until Monday."


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Some counties plan to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples Saturday, less than 24 hours after a judge overturned Michigan's ban on gay marriage.

Clerks in Washtenaw, Oakland, and Muskegon counties say they won't wait until Monday.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Bill Schuette wants a federal appeals court to step in and suspend the historic decision made Friday by Detroit federal Judge Bernard Friedman.

Friedman says the 2004 gay-marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. His decision was filed late in the afternoon when most county governments were closed and licenses were unavailable.

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