Lexi Streur and Chelsea Hall. (October 16, 2013)
HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Disappointed but still hopeful, that's how a lesbian couple in Holland is reacting to Wednesday's delayed decision on gay marriage in Michigan.
Lexi Streur and Chelsea Hall are already keeping track of anniversaries and Lexi calls Chelsea wife after being together for ten years. They say they want the same benefits that other American couples have.
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Wednesday afternoon, the couple was closely monitoring news and social media sites to keep up with court proceedings. WZZM 13 was with them as they found out about the judge's decision.
"I'm a little disappointed they didn't make a ruling today," says Streur. "I thought that would have been really cool to hear them make a judgement to have that opportunity and go out and get married, but it's definitely a step in the right direction."
"I think it's a step in the right direction and you'll have more time to save up for rings," Hall says to Streuer.
The couple also says the delay could help gay rights activists get more people fired up, before the next February court date.