A group of Republicans took a position on Michigan's same-sex marriage ban this week, saying gay marriage promotes conservative values of stability, mutual support and mutual obligation, despite the party's stance against it. More than two dozen amicus briefs were filed Monday in Michigan's gay marriage case, now in front of the 6th U. Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal judge struck down the state ban in March. In one of the briefs , 14 former Michigan Republican legislators and others in the party affirmed that conservative "values are advanced by recognizing civil marriage rights for same-sex couples," rather than harmed. The brief's undersigned, who include former speaker of the Michigan House Rick Johnson, former majority floor leader of the state House Christopher Ward and former U.
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Both men were not out during their tenure: McKinney's bisexuality was revealed after his death and Wofford announced his plans to marry a man over 20 years after serving in the Senate. Two are senators and the rest are House representatives. Came out after serving. Posthumously identified as LGBT. All representatives listed served as open members of the LGBT community unless otherwise specified:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Log Cabin Republicans was founded in in California as a rallying point for Republicans opposed to the Briggs Initiative , which attempted to ban homosexuals from teaching in public schools. In addition to sanctioning the termination of openly gay and lesbian teachers, the proposed legislation authorized the firing of those teachers that supported homosexuality. While mounting his imminent presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan publicly expressed his opposition to the discriminatory policy. Reagan's condemnation of the bill—epitomized in a letter sent to a pro-Briggs group, excerpts of which were re-printed in the San Francisco Chronicle in —played an influential role in the eventual defeat of the Briggs Initiative.
About Follow Donate. Support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown over the past 15 years. And today, support for same-sex marriage remains near its highest point since Pew Research Center began polling on this issue. Among people who are religiously unaffiliated, a solid majority have supported same-sex marriage since