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Michigan's First Gay Couple To Marry On Having Their Union Thrown Into 'Legal Limbo'

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The first gay couple to tie the knot in Michigan before same-sex marriages were put on hold in the state spoke out in a new interview with HuffPost Live this week.

Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar, who have been together for 27 years in total, expressed their frustrations at having their marriage thrown into "legal limbo" after a federal appeals court issued a March 22 order preventing more same-sex couples from getting married in Michigan until at least Wednesday, even though a federal judge in Detroit ruled that the state's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

"We have to wait and see what happens," DeJong noted. "We really need people to stay engaged in this topic ... do whatever they can to have our voices heard and make gay marriage legal."

On a brighter note, the couple also shared their heartwarming story of how they became the first same-sex couple in the state to tie the knot.

"We didn't plan, try or even think about being the first gay couple to officially marry in Michigan. I guess it's just that I woke up early," DeJong recalled. "If this had happened 20 years ago, I'm not certain that we would've gotten there early, because I didn't wake up so early."

Watch more of the interview below.

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