Michigan Governor Evades Marriage Equality Question
On the same day that legislation was introduced to repeal Michigan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, Governor Rick Snyder evaded a question on the issue from the AP:
The first-term Republican governor says the measure should go through the normal legislative process.
Snyder says as governor he’s obligated to respect the state Constitution. But he says if voters decided to change the provision on gay marriage, he’d respect that as well.
Asked about his personal position on the issue, Snyder says he hasn’t gotten involved because he wants to focus on “jobs and kids.”
A poll from earlier this month shows Michigan voters' support for same-sex marriage has skyrocketed to 56.8 percent. In 2004, only 24 percent of voters supported marriage equality when it was constitutionally banned.