Voters in Michigan are evenly divided on the issue of whether gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to legally marry.

Pollster EPIC-MRA asked Michigan voters whether they support a proposed 2016 ballot measure to allow gay couples to marry by amending the Michigan Constitution.

Forty-seven percent of respondents said they would vote for the amendment, while 47 percent said they would vote against it.

Voters in 2004 agreed to amend the state constitution to define marriage as solely a heterosexual union.

A rush to the altar ensued after a federal judge in March struck down the amendment as unconstitutional. Roughly 300 gay couples exchanged vows before the ruling was put on hold.

An appeals court heard arguments in the case in June and could hand down a ruling at any time.