Michigan couples allowed to retain their marriages

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Lansing, Mich. (AP) – Michigan will recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages that were quickly performed in the hours before an appeals court blocked a ruling legalizing the unions, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Feb. 4.

The Republican said he wouldn’t appeal a federal court’s ruling last month that required the state to recognize the marriages performed on March 22, 2014. His decision means the ruling takes effect Feb. 5 and could have an impact on the couples’ health insurance coverage, their ability to jointly adopt children and other state benefits.

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