Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 551. Marriage § 551.1

Sec. 1.  Marriage is inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman.  As a matter of public policy, this state has a special interest in encouraging, supporting, and protecting that unique relationship in order to promote, among other goals, the stability and welfare of society and its children.  A marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex is invalid in this state.


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