LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder [R-Michigan] said the nearly 300 same-sex marriages performed on Saturday [March 22, 2014] are legal but won’t be recognized by the state because of a stay put on a judicial decision that Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
“With respect to the marriages, we believe those are legal and valid marriages,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “The stay being issued makes it more complicated.
“Because of the stay, we won't recognize the benefits of the marriage until there’s a removal of the stay,” he added.