Schuette: SCOTUS Needs To Resolve Marriage Question ASAP

Mar 25, 2014

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals could rule anytime now on whether Michigan will allow same-sex marriages to resume, and recognize weddings that were performed over the weekend.

  We have more from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage should continue while lawyers debate its constitutionality. Schuette says there’s still a long way to go before the question is settled.

   “I’m going to let the United States Supreme Court make the final decision,” he says.

Emily Dievendorf is with Equality Michigan. She says it’s time to let more marriages go forward.

“Bill Schuette and Governor Snyder know they are hurting people,” she says.  “They know the people that are being hurt.”

Attorneys trying to overturn the ban say every day it hurts families and kids in foster care who might be adopted by gay and lesbian couples.