Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said Sunday that the state won't immediately recognize the marriages of roughly 300 gay and lesbian couples performed on Saturday.

County clerks' offices at only 4 out of Michigan's 83 counties opened Saturday to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after a federal judge on Friday struck down Michigan's 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment which limits marriage to heterosexual couples.

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“We are extremely sensitive to feelings on this issue and are hoping for a swift resolution for all involved,” Sara Wufel, spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Snyder, told the AP in an email.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati issued a temporary injunction through Wednesday, when the court is expect to decide whether to grant a longer stay while it considers an appeal in the case.

Wurfel said that the entire issue of recognition is on hold for the moment.

“We are not saying that we aren't or won't recognize the marriages that happened on Saturday, but that we're awaiting further court or legal direction on this complex, unusual situation,” Wurfel said.

“Either way, this can't be construed one way or another as not recognizing the validity of the same sex marriages.”