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Michigan's First Married Gay Couple React to Supreme Court Rulings

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Same sex marriage is still banned in the state of Michigan and will be until a popular vote overturns it.

But there are still two legally married gay couples in Michigan.

That's because a couple Indian tribes have lifted their bans.

The first couple was Tim LaCroix and Gene Barfield of Boyne City.

The two were married by the Odawa tribe in Petoskey in March just minutes after it became legal.

The pair of Navy veterans have been together for 30 years and say this is one of the biggest days in their fight for equality yet.

9&10 News' Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Tony Zyber spoke to LaCroix and Barfield for their reaction on the decisions and have more details.