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
Since a federal judge in March struck
down the state's ban on gay marriage, Snyder has refused to revisit
“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
On Friday, Snyder gave a similar answer
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.
joins Utah in not recognizing gay marriages.)