An appeals court is putting a hold on same-sex marriages in Michigan. 

The U.S Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit issued a temporary stay on the ruling by District Judge Bernard Friedman that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage and adoption. 

Dozens of marriage licenses were issued today as a number of county clerks offices opened outside normal business hours.

It's not known exactly how many marriages were actually performed today before the stay went into effect. 

The stay leaves couples married today in a state of legal limbo, uncertain if they have the same rights as other married couples.

About 13-hundred same-sex marriages took place in Utah in the weeks before the Supreme Court granted a stay on a similar ruling that overturned the gay marriage ban in that state.