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Lieutenant governor just now becoming aware that same-sex marriage is an issue

by: Eric B.

Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 09:35:41 AM EDT

Tim Skubick had a column yesterday in which the lieutenant governor, Brian Calley, takes a whiff on domestic partner benefits ... because he hasn't studied the issue. And, we all know what "I haven't studied the issue" means: That the person giving the answer would prefer not to give an answer because either way it will make a lot of people angry. This comes at a time when the Illinois Republican party booted members who wanted to get rid of a pro-same sex marriage party chairman. It doesn't track perfectly with the Michigan Republican Party's inability to get rid of the Michigan Republican Party's official spokesperson Goat Killer, despite the many, many times he's covered them with shame, because they voted these clowns out of office rather than finding a pretext within their governing documents (which exists) to get rid of them.

This is simply another reminder that when Goat Killer slurs LGBT folks and Muslims and everyone else that he speaks on behalf of the entire Michigan Republican Party.

Eric B. :: Lieutenant governor just now becoming aware that same-sex marriage is an issue
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The article also checks Bill Schuette off the list, and Snyder was checked off a week or two ago when asked about this.  The media gets Ruth Johnson, and that'll be just about every top state-wide office.  BTW, it should be clear that Skubik's piece wasn't as narrow as domestic partner benefits, but extending Michigan's non-discrimination law to include other categories.

When you have to "study" equality, you've lost the moral high ground if you ever had it in the first place.  It's 2014 in Michigan.  This is not a hard answer, politically.  Contrast that to any Democrat running for state-wide office, and you'll get a one-word answer: Yes.  

The GOP knows they've lost this one, but they are in total denial about the political consequences that will follow because of their stance.  Just ten years ago, they used this as a wedge issue to their advantage at a state-wide level.  That advantage is GONE, now.

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