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Same sex marriage on hold in Michigan

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(03/21/14) - Mid-Michigan same sex couples planning to get married on Monday will have to wait.

Nearly 24 hours after a federal judge struck down Michigan's gay marriage ban on Friday, a federal appeals court issued an order putting the Friday ruling on hold Saturday afternoon - suspending same sex marriage for now.

This suspension is expected to last until at least Wednesday.

Before the new ruling, hundreds of same sex couples got married across the state at county courthouses that opened on Saturday.

Meanwhile, we talked to local couples who were planning to marry on Monday, but now will have to wait.

Reverend Edwin Yates and his partner were planning to get married at the Genesee County courthouse at 8 a.m. Monday morning when it opened.

Now he is just hoping he and his partner will be able to get married on Wednesday.

"I am hoping we do not have to take off Wednesday, I am hoping things are cleared up and we can proceeded," Yates said.

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