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ACLU challenge points out cognitive dissonance in benevolent overlord's position on civil rights

by: Eric B.

Fri May 30, 2014 at 08:44:18 AM EDT


Yesterday, the world was abuzz with talk about our benevolent overlord Rick Michigan saying that it's time to expand Eliot-Larsen to include LGBT folks. It's great and all, but it's a fairly remarkable turnaround from stuff he'd done barely two months ago.

County clerks in several counties opened their offices on March 22 and issued marriage licenses before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the ruling that evening.

Gov. Rick Snyder said on March 26 that the marriages performed in that window were valid, but that the state would not recognize them until the court case was settled, a move the ACLU argues violates the civil rights of those couples.

If the marriages were valid, then you recognize them. I know his response was that he is obligated to enforce the law and that Michigan's finest legal mind says he is obligated to defend the law in court. The problem is that this just simply isn't true. If they really believed that discimination is bad, then they wouldn't hide behind the skirt of the law to defend it.

Eric B. :: ACLU challenge points out cognitive dissonance in benevolent overlord's position on civil rights
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