At the end of the day, the opposition to samesex marriage has no legal basis, but rather a religion-rooted worldview that denies rights to those who are different. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing in dissent, said the court is not a Legislature and should not have forced states to change their definitions of marriage.
Snyder recently vowed to veto a religious objections bill if lawmakers don't send him accompanying legislation extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians as well. McNeilly and Meeks were among gay and lesbian couples who rushed the courthouses in Ingham, Muskegon, Oakland and Washtenaw counties on a Saturday morning last March to be married during a fleeting few hours in which same-sex nuptials were believed to be legal.
Today Tomorrow This Weekend. I don't think there's any other additions that you can make to this," Schuette said. State legislators battled last week over the language of a bill that would prohibit bias against gays.
Court of Appeals halted the weddings. Follow him on Twitter nwarikoo. I don't say, 'Gee is that person gay or straight or bi? Supporters of gay rights have been pressing, unsuccessfully, for years to expand the state's Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act protections to cover sexual orientation.
Judy Putnam is a columnist with the Lansing State Journal. Metro Times 30 E. There were congratulatory balloons at their table. McNeilly said Snyder may not have engaged because he's disinterested in getting entangled in issues outside his focus, like economic development. He acknowledged that the traditional definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman has a long history and that it is only somewhat recently that a move toward expanding that definition in the law had begun.
Log in Contact us. Michigan's Republican are supposed to be hugely pro-business. The report was released at a time of intense debate in Michigan over same-sex marriage and statewide civil rights protections for the the LGBT community. Follow him on Twitter nwarikoo. What started as a historical, momentous Saturday for same-sex couples married in Ingham, Oakland, Washtenaw and Muskegon counties ended with confusion.
The Human Rights Campaign examined municipalities in the U.