Obama Administration to Respect Couples Married in Michigan


Press Contact:

Angela Dallara
Media Relations Manager, Freedom to Marry

New York – Today Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government would respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples in Michigan.

Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement:

“The 300 loving couples in Michigan are as married as any couple on the planet. The Attorney General's decision today respects the legality - and the dignity - of their marriages. It's time for Michigan and other discriminating states to do right by all families, and get themselves on the right side of history.”

Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.