According to PrideSource, throughout the campaign to constitutionally ban marriage for gay couples in Michigan, antigay advocates said that Proposal 2 was "only about marriage….this is not about rights or benefits or how people choose to live their life."

But the Associated Press reports that a state representative said Monday he was working on a measure to oppose health benefits for gay partners of state employees in new contracts for state workers that have already been agreed to by the state and five labor unions. Michigan’s governor, apparently no role model for courage or principle, responded by hastily revoking the benefits.

Meanwhile… the White House — implying a nonexistent voter mandate to amend the constitution — offers some double-talk on states’ rights and the popular will.

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