Sunday, July 11, 2010

Last man standing

Between the Lines has an article by Eric Rader that reviews the candidates for Michigan Governor. The five candidates on the GOP side can be dispensed with quite quickly, even if one looks only at their record on behalf of gays. Most endorsed Prop. 2, the constitutional gay marriage ban. Mike Cox as Attorney General went so far to say that Prop. 2 also bans domestic partnerships and benefits to same sex couples. Even the "best" of them oppose the anti-bullying bills that can't get through the GOP controlled senate. A pox on the lot of them.

There are only two vying for the Democratic nomination. Andy Dillon's record appears to be a strong effort to water down legislation that would help us. That leaves Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. He has the most positive gay record out there. He has spoken at Lansing's Michigan Pride rally even before he was a candidate for governor and has consistently supported our efforts.

The primary is August 3. I've heard the idea that since the GOP candidate is almost assured a win on November (a reaction to wimp Granholm), it is a good idea to vote in the GOP primary to get the best GOP candidate. Alas, as far as I can tell, there isn't one.

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