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Federal Appeals Court Puts Michigan Same-Sex Weddings On Hold

A federal appeals court put weddings on hold while it reviews the state's request to stop same-sex marriages during its appeal of Friday's marriage ruling. The move comes after a day in which several counties allowed same-sex couples in Michigan to marry.

Posted on March 22, 2014, at 5:10 p.m. ET

Before the stay, though, Michigan state Rep. Sam Singh tweeted that more than 300 marriages licenses had been issued on Saturday to same-sex couples:

As of 3:30pm, 315 marriage licenses for same sex couples in the following counties:142-Oakland. 74-Washtenaw. 57-Ingham. 42- Muskegon.

Sam Singh@singhsam94

As of 3:30pm, 315 marriage licenses for same sex couples in the following counties:142-Oakland. 74-Washtenaw. 57-Ingham. 42- Muskegon.

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Update — March 25, 12:55 p.m.: Read the plaintiffs' opposition to the state's request for a stay pending appeal:

Update — March 25, 3:52 p.m.: Read the state's reply in support of a stay pending appeal:

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