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  •  That's not quite true (2+ / 0-)
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    musing85, TooFolkGR

    All but one state-wide Republican elected official in Ohio opposed the anti-gay amendment that the state's voters (Democratic and Republican, black and white) passed by a fairly wide margin in 2004.  In Michigan, Cox did indeed issue an advisory opinion, but the ban itself was passed by the public.  It didn't get out of the House because there were a sufficient number of state legislature members (Republican, IIRC) who opposed it to prevent it from being submitted to the voters, until they got the signatures anyway.  

     Democratic voters provided the votes to put these measures over the top in every state they have passed in, though.

    "All along the watchtower, princes kept the view..."

    by Alec82 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 10:49:47 AM PDT

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    •  I Phrased My Ohio Bit Incorrectly (2+ / 0-)
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      RadioGirl, Alec82

      I was referring to Ohio's DOMA which was purely legislative (not on the ballot) in 2004.  In Michigan the advocates for Proposition 2 said throughout the campaign that it would not affect health care benefits (and Cox was silent) and then AFTERWARDS went after Health Care benefits with Cox on their side.

      And you're correct that Democratic Voters have been involved in both cases, but I'm not going to pretend they aren't Republican initiatives, and I'm not going to pretend tat the overwhelming majority of their support hasn't come from Republicans.

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