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Michigan Clerk Designs Sex-Neutral Marriage Licenses

 

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown is working with the Michigan state registrar to design new marriage license that could be issued to same-sex couples, despite the fact that Michigan defines marriage as husband and wife.

My FOX Detroit:

Marriage LicenseIn anticipation of a ruling overturning Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage, Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown is working with the State Registrar's office to amend Michigan's marriage license.

Those opposed to overturning the ban feel very differently. Attorney General Bill Schutte recently filed a statement saying, "The Michigan Marriage Amendment fosters the State's legitimate interest in promoting responsible natural procreation, which, in turn, promotes raising children in a home environment with both a mother and a father, giving the children the benefit of having a role model of both sexes."

Judge Friedman will hear the case in October.