Gays In Two Michigan Counties To Wed Saturday

Gay people in at least two Michigan counties will be able to get marriage licenses on Saturday after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The clerks of Washtenaw and Muskegon counties confirmed they would issue marriage licenses.

“We’re not typically open, but basically the Board of Commissioners strongly urged me to be open tomorrow,” Washtenaw County Clerk Lawrence Kestenbaum told the Detroit Free Press.

His office is waiving the typical three-day waiting period and fee. County elections chief Ed Golembiewski told the Free Press that preference would go to couples who had hoped to get married at the clerk’s office last October but were stymied when the judge in this case decided to hold a trial.

A flurry of tweets greeted the news.