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Gay couples line up for marriage licenses in Michigan

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 A Federal Appeals Court issued an order Saturday afternoon preventing more same-sex couples from getting married in Michigan until it could consider the state of Michigan's appeal to a ruling overturning the ban on same-sex marriage.

Hours before, couples were lining up in Washtenaw County to apply for marriage licenses. Dozens of same-sex couples in four Michigan counties were married on Saturday.

Erin Trame was among them. "It's excellent. We've been waiting 21 years for this!"

Curtis Demars- Johnson, the pastor at Webster United Church of Christ agreed. "This is a day I've been waiting for years and years."

Carrie Turner, who was also married on Saturday said she hoped seeing gay couples married would begin to change attitudes. "I think as more of us get married and live our lives with dignity and honesty and respect that people will see that it's not as threatening as what it's been made out to be."

 

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