News from Progress Michigan

March 28, 2014

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Progress Michigan Statement on U.S. Recognition of Michigan’s Same-Sex Marriages

MICHIGAN — News recently broke that the U.S. government would recognize about 300 same-sex marriages that were performed in four Michigan counties on Saturday. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said this week that he considered the marriages legal, but would not grant them benefits.

“We applaud U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the United States government will recognize the marriages that were performed on Saturday,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Rather than trying to play both sides of the fence, Gov. Snyder should have stood on the side of equality and we hope this announcement will push him to follow the federal government’s lead on the issue. Gov. Snyder should not be wasting taxpayer money by continuing to deny equal rights to loving families.”

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