1. Hey Darlin' says

    It’s always amazing the amount of arm twisting it takes to get people to do what’s right AND legal when it’s their job to do both.

    Everyone knows a stay is just a way to drag out the inevitable. Families who desperately need the protection of being recognized as legal are being hurt by the delay. The big question remains, exactly who is the stay benefitting and why are they taking precedence? It has nothing to do with jobs, that’s for sure.

  2. Scotty says

    This will only result in more litigation, more taxpayer money wasted on something that will ultimately prevail as law. He’s my governor but rest assured I didn’t vote for him. He is up for reelection, and chances are he will succeed

  3. bicurious says

    It is always good to be reminded that they really do hate us. Harry Hay spoke to a group of students when I was in college and he advised us to always remember that and to keep a wary eye no matter how comfortable and accepting things seem.

  4. woodroad34 says

    By not saying anything, they say everything. He makes his lips move one way, but his thoughts go another.

    Herman Hesse said it best: “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.”

  5. Randy says

    Michigan absolutely WILL recognize those marriages. You can’t just ignore the law.

    In any case, Canada, about 20 other states, and the US federal government will certainly recognize those marriages.

  6. TKinSC says

    I have to disagree with (or perhaps clarify) one point by the governor: while the “marriages” may have been valid when entered into, and while they may be valid again if and when the stay is lifted, while the stay is in effect it nullifies the judge’s order retroactively, as if it had never been issued. Therefore, legally speaking, the marriage licenses were issued in error, and the “marriages” entered into pursuant to them never took place.

  7. Pablo says

    It’s like they purposefully try and hurt their own causes. Why would you refuse to adhere to the order? You’re just going to set yourself for another challenge.

  8. Rick says

    Although your arguments are a little bit weak and not masculine enough, I like you.
    Can I ask you a question?
    Are you straight?
    If you are straight, can you marry me?

  9. says

    @TKINSC: Your record of making factually incorrect comments under every marriage post is intact.

    Fact: A stay does not nullify a court ruling. If it did, the appeals process would be unnecessary–the loser in court would magically become the winner. “Stay” and “nullify” are different words with quite different meanings. Is English your first language?

    Even the anti-gay governor concedes he believes the marriages are “legal and valid,” which they are. In admitting that he’s basically saying he knows the state doesn’t have a case, but he’s willing to prolong this–wasting taxpayer dollars– for purely political purposes. Coward, but at least he understands he lost.

  10. Tyler says

    Tinker bell, that’s what Rick does. He makes up usernames to post horrible stuff. And the when he’s called out for it he steals the usernames of those who do so to ruin their reps. He’s pretty pathetic.

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