Gov. Snyder says Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages
Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.
The marriages were performed Saturday before a federal appeals court suspended a decision that overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. Snyder's announcement Wednesday closes the door to certain benefits granted to Michigan married couples. The move comes a day after an appeals court indefinitely stopped any additional same-sex marriages.
Snyder says the marriages were legal at the time but the stay means the ban now is back in effect.