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Schuette speaks on same-sex marriage appeal at campaign event

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - With all the uncertainty resulting from court decision since Friday on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Newschannel 3 is seeking answers.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke on the topic at a campaign event on Monday.

Schuette said that he believes ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court will make a final decision on the issue at hand, and will decide on the legality of the marriages that happened over the weekend.

At the same time, there are some high hopes that when the final decision comes down, it's an orderly process, considering the unsettled situation for a number of people.

Schuette said he appealed the decision because he says he will continue to defend the Constitution and what he calls the will of the people.

The marriage amendment was approved by nearly 59 percent of voters in 2004, and indicates that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

A judge struck down that amendment on Friday, and now there are some big questions--namely what happens to those people who were married Saturday, and when a final answer will come.

"The question was what about the licenses issued over the weekend, the courts will sort that out; I mean that's what this process is for, we have a process that's called the judiciary they'll make the final decision," Schuette said.