First Gay Marriage Held Today In Michigan


18 states on the way to 50.

Michigan has issued its first gay marriage license to a couple in Ingham County just a day after the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down.

Glenna DeJong, 53, and Marsha Caspar, 52, both of Lansing, were married in the lobby after Byrum opened the clerk’s office at 8 a.m. and issued them a license.

“We’ve been waiting 27 years for this,” said DeJong.

Michigan is the 18th state in the nation to allow gay marriage. At least three counties plan to issue licenses on Saturday.

Muskegon County Clerk Nancy Waters said she’s been prepared to issue licenses since last October but was waiting for an official decision from U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman.

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