I live in Michigan, a Top 10-ranked state in population and one that hasn't voted Republican, in a presidential election, since 1988. I'm happy for the states that are going to marriage equality -- allowing people of the same gender to become married. I am wanting it in every state plus District of Columbia. Thing that it has me concerned with this: Will Michigan Democrats go for same-sex marriage or do the delay bullshit of asking first for civil unions? I looked at the the state's Democratic party platform. Granted, it was for 2012. But here is what it says (on page 20).… * * * We will vigorously promote measures that ensure the full civil rights of Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens. • The Michigan Democratic Party strongly opposes all measures that aim to criminalize same-gender relationships and conduct. We call for the repeal of 2004 Proposition 2, which under the guise of “protecting” marriage, has deprived same-sex couples of being eligible for medical insurance coverage, visitation rights, and many other employment benefits, as well as having incorporated discrimination into our State Constitution. Our opposition to these discriminatory measures is in accord with the Michigan Civil Service Commission’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in state employment. • We strongly support the inclusion of LGBT persons in the protection given by the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act and Michigan’s Ethnic Intimidation Act. We favor the addition of sexual orientation to the equal protection and non-discrimination provisions of Article I, Section 2 of the Michigan Constitution. • We support full inclusion of LGBT families in the life of our state and seek equal responsibilities, benefits and protections for those families, including the right to adopt and raise children.
I'm in MI, I know
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