A federal judge Friday struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage.
As such, the state becomes the 18th in the nation to allow gays and lesbians to join in legal matrimony just like their heterosexual counterparts.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette immediately filed for an emergency request for a stay of the ruling in the late afternoon Friday.
Schuette said that "Michigan voters enshrined that decision in our state constitution, and their will should stand and be respected."
"In 2004 the citizens of Michigan recognized that diversity in parenting is best for kids and families because moms and dads are not interchangeable."
It's unclear if that stay will be granted.