Same Sex Couples Say “I Do” For The First Time In Muskegon Co.

Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-22 13:01:56-04

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (March 22, 2014)- Dozens of same-sex couples are saying “I do.” Saturday morning in Muskegon County.

After a ruling by a U.S. District Judge on Friday striking down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages, Muskegon County Clerk Nancy Waters started issuing marriage licences for same-sex couples around 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Rev. Bill Freeman the minister at Harbor UU Congregation was also on hand to perform the weddings for these couples and said ‘I’m ready to perform as many same-sex weddings as is humanly possible.

Ingham, Washtenaw, Oakland and Muskegon Counties are the only counties in the state of Michigan issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Saturday. According to the The Detroit News, the first same-sex marriage licence was issued to a couple just after 8 a.m. in Ingham County.