Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has refused to discuss his stance on marriage equality.

While campaigning for his job in 2010, the Republican governor said that marriage is “between a man and a woman but people should also have the ability to make contracts between themselves.”

Since a federal judge in March struck down the state's ban on gay marriage, Snyder has refused to revisit the issue.

“I'm not going to go back and rehash a sentence in one debate from four years ago,” Snyder told reporters soon after the ruling was handed down. “I've been focused on jobs, it's my main message, and I'm staying consistent with that.”

On Friday, Snyder gave a similar answer to The Wall Street Journal.

“It's really not relevant,” he said of his personal position, “because, again, the way I view it, if this was a policy issue, a legislative issue, it would be relevant.”

However, Snyder is involved in decisions ranging from appealing the case to recognizing the 300 couples who wed before the ruling was stayed by an appeals court.

(Related: Michigan joins Utah in not recognizing gay marriages.)