Friday, July 29, 2016

Michigan Same Sex Marriage Law Update

The Michigan Law Revision Committee has prepared a Special Draft Report regarding changes needed to Michigan law since the United States Supreme Court decision in June 2015 in Obergefell v Hodges.  The Court ruled that under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, same sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry.  Obergefell v Hodges, 135 S Ct 2584 (2015).  The Michigan Law Revision Committee has the statutory duty to “examine the common law and statutes of this State and current judicial decisions for purposes of discovering defects and anachronisms in the law and recommending needed reforms.” MCL 4.1403 (1) (a).

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