315 same-sex marriage licenses issued in four Michigan counties Saturday

The liceneses were issued in four counties

(WXYZ) - As of 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 315 same-sex marriage licenses had been issued in four counties throughout Michigan.

142 licenses were issued in Oakland County, 74 in Washtenaw County, 57 in Ingham County and 42 in Muskegon County.

Sam Singh, a State Representative from the 69th District, tweeted out the information.

Barb Byrum, the Ingham County Clerk, announced special hours for Saturday just so she could marry the same-sex couples. She loved the idea of making everyone equal.

"Today we took a major step toward equality for all Michiganders, but we know there is a lot more work to be done," Byrum said in a statement.

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown also expressed her pleasure to the marriages. "142 marriage licenses issued in Oakland County today! I officiated a majority of them - a great day! Congrats to all the newlyweds," Brown said in a tweet.

The marriages are now put on hold though, as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals put a temporary stay on the ruling Saturday afternoon. The stay goes until at least Wednesday, March 26.

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