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.
The decision blocks the state’s county clerks from issuing new same-sex marriage licenses until the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decides whether to extend the stay. That is expected no earlier than Wednesday.
Until then, state agencies face the challenge of whether to recognize same-sex marriages performed Saturday.
‘‘The governor and administration are not weighing in on these issues at this point,’’ said Sarah Wurfel, a spokesman for Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican.
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