Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has said that state agencies will not immediately recognize the 300 marriages performed in Michigan on Saturday, before a stay was issued. Spokespeople for the Governor said that everything related to the marriages, including adoptions by married couples will be placed "on hold."
"We are extremely sensitive to feelings on this issue and are hoping for a swift resolution for all involved," said Sara Wurfel, spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder.
The decision blocks Michigan's county clerks from issuing new same-sex marriage licenses until the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides whether to extend the stay. That's expected no sooner than Wednesday.
Asked if that would prevent, for example, a newlywed gay couple from applying for adoption of children on Monday, Wurfel said that Snyder and his administration consider everything to be on hold for now.
"We are not saying that we aren't or won't recognize the marriages that happened on Saturday, but that we're awaiting further court or legal direction on this complex, unusual situation," Wurfel told The Associated Press in an email Sunday.
"Either way, this can't be construed one way or another as not recognizing the validity of the same sex marriages."