Skip to comments.US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages
Posted on 03/28/2014 9:17:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.
Holder's action will enable the government to extend eligibility for federal benefits to the Michigan couples who married Saturday, which means they can file federal taxes jointly, get Social Security benefits for spouses and request legal immigration status for partners, among other benefits.
The attorney general said the families should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their benefits while courts decide the issue of same-sex marriage in Michigan. Holder did the same thing in Utah, where more than 1,000 same-sex couples got married before the U.S. Supreme Court put those unions on hold in January after a federal judge overturned the conservative state's same-sex marriage ban in December.
Holder's decision came a week after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman in Detroit struck down the gay marriage ban and two days after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called last weekend's marriages legal but said Michigan won't recognize them.
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What about the IRS?...............
Seek and Ye Shall Find.
I see one flaw in Holder’s logic. If any of the 300 seek to divorce within Michigan...they can’t. So to get a divorce because of the recognized status here....you’d have to (force is a better word)...move to another state that allows gay marriages, and gay divorces.
I know this episode from current lesbian marriage ladies stuck in Morgan County, Bama (my home state). They got married in Iowa and both immedately took jobs in Bama. Then six months later, they discovered they weren’t hot for each other. They had the six months that Bama requires for divorces, but the state said sorry....you can’t marry here, and can’t divorce here.
So these 300 folks...with their federal status...had better not get issues with the partner, or it’ll be impossible to dump them off your benefits package or for you to marry someone else....unless of course, you move and spend months to get situated.
I do not care what the children of darkness recognize or not. They have NO power over me. The supreme Authority of Scripture defines “marriage” clear enough even an ass could understand In the beginning God Created them male and female, and said for this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and the two shall become one flesh. For how many years in the place that was once called the United States of America was this also the standard definition of “marriage”? So if something else is called “marriage” what has become of the Scripture? Have we NOT forgotten/rejected God? And If we have rejected the Laws dictated by God ,Himself— for what reason should we Cry God Bless America? Shall the thing formed say to the One who Created it “why have you fashioned me thus? May God Forbid it!
Hopefully Gov. Snyder still commands the Michigan State Police and Michigan National Guard. If 0bama can selectively enforce federal laws, why not governors do the same with state laws?
Well, maybe Michigan doesn’t recognize U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, since he did say that state attorneys general are not forced to defend laws in their states...they believe to be unconstitutional.
Sorry buddy, you can’t have it both ways — Cherry pick’n is cherry pick’n and the last time I checked no one died and made your sorry a$$ emperor.
The tearing asunder of Language ..at almost every level in modern American Culture has allowed these evil pukes to redefine universal “popular” concepts at will.
God doesn’t call it marriage you dont call it marriage and neither shall I.
We will see more and more french-kissing between gays in public, in front of our children. It will be like San Francisco all over America. We will see more and more lawsuits to business owners who find their intimate sexual activity justifiably repugnant.
They are not going to like the backlash, especially when God has had his fill of it all.
What the hell does the legal term “Stay” mean if Holder can come in and ignore it????
When do these criminals get caught?
Uh, ABC confused the federal government as represented by BO as the United States. Mistake.
Of course the most depraved administration in US history would do such a thing.
These “licenses” are counterfeit documents, created by illegally altering other documents.
Can I cut the corners off of a $50 bill and paste two of them each on a $1 bill and call them $50’s?
With few if any other things has the farce been this palpable.