Michigan gay marriages suspended
A US federal appeals court has suspended gay marriages in Michigan, putting on hold a decision by a lower court judge who had struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
The Cincinnati court's order yesterday brings a halt to same-sex weddings in Michigan, at least until Wednesday. Dozens of couples got hitched earlier yesterday in the state. Nearly 60 per cent of state voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment that recognises marriage only as between a man and a woman.