Could Michigan have full marriage equality by next year? Brian Dickerson at the Detroit Free Press thinks so:
A popular vote to repeal the ban — which could come as early as next year — would send a positive signal to gay and young people who regard the issue as a litmus test for tolerance and commitment to diversity. But a ballot initiative could pose a political challenge for Snyder and other Republican candidates walking the tightrope between the growing majority of Michiganders who support same-sex marriage and the dwindling-but-still-significant number of GOP voters who continue to oppose it. While the success of any repeal effort is far from guaranteed, a ballot initiative would make it difficult for GOP candidates to sidestep the issue, with predictable hazards for their prospects in both the August GOP primary and the November general.
Once again, as in New Jersey, we face the choice between putting our rights up to a public vote or facing probably years of political stalemate in the legislature. What do you think?