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STATE CONSTITUTION (EXCERPT)
CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN OF 1963
§ 25 Marriage.
To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage
for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage
shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage
or similar union for any purpose.
History: Add. Init., approved Nov. 2, 2004, Eff. Dec. 18, 2004
Constitutionality: In Obergefell v Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015), the United State Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between 2 people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between 2 people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed in another state.
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