According to the Detroit Free Press – State looking to define marriage there’s a move to put a proposed amendment banning gay marriages before voters next year. The effort is being led by state Sen. Alan Cropsey of DeWitt who is joined by (supposedly) liberal Democrat Rep. Triette Reeves of Detroit. Reeves is quoted as claiming not to be anti-gay, but pro-marriage.
Right. You’re pro-marriage, but only between a man and a woman. A better and more accurate statement would be: Reeves is pro-a-very-narrow-and-homophobic-definition-of-marriage. Someone who is truly pro-marriage wouldn’t want to limit it to one classification of couples.
I won’t even go into how much of an asshole I think Sen. Alan Cropsey is. Not only will this amendment ban recognition of gay marriages but it would outlaw businesses and communities from offering benefits to the partners of gay employees. Welcome to Michigan were open discrimination based on sexual orientation could soon be a part of our Constitution.