Schuette’s emergency request for the emergency stay and appeal were filed Friday with an appeals court in Cincinnati following federal Judge Bernard Friedman’s ruling, which came two weeks after a trial. Two Detroit-area nurses who have been partners for eight years claimed the ban violated their rights under the U.S. Constitution.
Nearly 60 percent of state voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage only as between a man and a woman.
Schuette said the will of Michigan voters “should stand and be respected.”
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