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ACLU sues state over One Gutless Nerd's refusal to recognize legal marriage unions

by: Eric B.

Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 09:28:12 AM EDT


Something to keep in mind on today, Tax Day. You have the privilege of paying for this.

LANSING, MI -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is expected to sue the state in an attempt to win recognition and benefits for some 300 same-sex couples issued marriage certificates last month.

The ACLU is scheduled to announce a lawsuit Monday afternoon at its headquarters in Detroit, according to an advisory. A staff attorney will be joined by impacted couples and their families.

Keep in mind that this is the governor's position: They were legally married, but the state can't recognize those unions because their marriages are, in fact, not legal. He had a choice to either help shape the world in which he lives, or kneel cravenly before our most caveman impulses. He chose Door Number Two.

Eric B. :: ACLU sues state over One Gutless Nerd's refusal to recognize legal marriage unions
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He didn't even do that (4.00 / 2)
He's still trying to play both sides of the issue during all of this which is even worse.  He's out there talking about how we have to be sensitive to these families all the while he's working directly against them.

Schuette has made no qualms about his position on this.  Rick has added insult to injury by patronizing these families.  It's even more disgusting than Schuette's blatantly bigoted stance.  Snyder chose both doors, even though that's cheating.


Snyder is one of the most craven pols out there. (4.00 / 1)
He takes no public stand on any issue that isn't a slam dunk guaranteed winner with everyone, until he caves to the teabaggers. After four years he still hasn't figured out this politics stuff--he's used to being the CEO, and just pointing his finger and saying "make it so".

Despite being a Republican, Snyder doesn't understand his own party (4.00 / 4)
It has become a zoo in which the animals are in charge. Those animals include the gun-fondlers, the Bible-thumpers, the worshippers of dead Austrian economists, and the loonies waving Gadsden flags. To please them, one must be a true believer; and if one isn't, he or she has zero chance of ever earning their trust.

Snyder's Pontius Pilate routine--how appropriate for Holy Week--on marriage equality will please exactly no one. Supporters of equality view him as a gutless weasel, opponents will view him in terms not printable in a family publication like this one.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.


Gutless Weasel (0.00 / 0)
That about sums it up.

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The Gun-Fondlers bit (0.00 / 0)
made me chuckle.

Great Lakes, Great Times.

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Forty percent (4.00 / 1)
of Democrats are gun owners... as are even more independents. The 2nd Amendment absolutists are overwhelmingly Repubs, but the perception of Democrats as 100% against gun ownership in any form is not helpful in rural swing districts. I know lots of reasonable folks who would vote D if they weren't convinced that the party wants to restrict their gun rights.

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Who said this was a family publication? ;-) (0.00 / 0)


Now on Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott: McCann (D) seeking recount for state Senate in Kalamazoo County

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Well, he's certainly taking a stand in the anti-Schauer ads! (0.00 / 0)
He seems to be claiming to have invented sunlight.

Good thing his name isn't Mark Snower (0.00 / 0)
The voters wouldn't stand for that guilt by association.

Great Lakes, Great Times.

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