Court Stays Marriage Ban Overturn

A federal appeals court on Saturday stayed a judge's order from Friday that allowed gay couples to begin marrying in Michigan. The previous ruling declared that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and gay couple rushed to a small number of county clerks' offices that had stayed open Saturday to grant the first marriage licenses to gay couples in the state. The Six Circuit court of appeals in Cincinnati said it needed more time to consider the judge's annulment of the marriage ban.