Gay marriage will not be recognized in Michigan. Governor Snyder told reporters on Wednesday that the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples from last week, will not count. On Friday, a U.S. District Judge overturned Michigan's gay marriage ban but was then temporarily stayed, or suspended, the next day by the Circuit Court of Appeals. Snyder says the stay reinstated Michigan's law, which prohibits same-sex marriages. This means those that were married last weekend, will not have access to state benefits.