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Mich. won’t recognize first wave of gay marriages

Governor wants legal process to play itself out

DETROIT — Michigan state agencies will not immediately recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in the hours before an appeals court put on hold a judge’s ruling that tossed out a state ban on gay marriage, the governor’s office said Sunday.

About 300 couples wed Saturday in four Michigan counties before a federal appeals court placed a stay on a Detroit federal judge’s decision overturning the state’s 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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