Gov. Rick Snyder: It's important to respect U.S. Supreme Court decision, focus on dignity

State agencies will make necessary changes to fully comply with law

Friday, June 26, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Obergefell v. Hodges case, reversing a decision from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“Same-sex marriage has been a divisive issue in Michigan and across our country. Recognizing that there are strong feelings on both sides, it is important for everyone to respect the judicial process and the decision today from the U.S. Supreme Court. Our state government will follow the law and our state agencies will make the necessary changes to ensure that we will fully comply.

“Let’s also recognize while this issue has stirred passionate debate, we now should focus on the values we share. With this matter now settled, as Michiganders we should move forward positively, embracing our state’s diversity and striving to treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve.”