‘It was everything.’ Same-sex couples recount their hurried wedding day – MLive.com

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Ten years ago today, 323 same-sex couples raced to get married as it became legal in Michigan to do so. Four counties, Ingham, Washtenaw, Oakland and Muskegon opened on a Saturday to marry them.

However, that window didn’t stay open for long.

Related: 323 weddings in 1 day: Same-sex couples sprinted to get married a decade ago

U.S. District Judge Bernard Freidman issued the ruling on Friday, March 21, 2014 and by 5 p.m. the following day, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay.

Eight of the newlywed couples did file a lawsuit to fight for their marriages to be recognized.

One of the couples, Glenna DeJong and her wife Marsha Caspar, were the first same-sex couple to be married and the first to file a lawsuit. DeJong and Caspar won their case in January 2015.

Related: They just wanted to get married. It made them ‘accidental activists.’

Same-sex marriage became constitutionally protected in Michigan on June 25, 2015, after the Obergefell v. Hodges case.

In the video above, listen to six couples talk about their wedding day and how they could tell it was a historic day not only for them, but for the state. Click here for a direct link to the video.

Related: ‘Part of Michigan history,’ these 7 couples share the same wedding date

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