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Monday, January 19, 2009

Oh, Michigan!

The conservative Republicans in Michigan are an embarrassment. Their ideas of family values and strengthening "marriage" suck. Check this out.

Jack Battles, the Genesee County Friend of the Court, said the law is an incentive to maintain the sanctity of marriage.
(h/t Firedoglake)

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UPDATE: from the Detroit News --- this

Rebecca Witt and Gary Johnson of Flint have been together for six years, share a house and are raising three kids together.

But they're not married. And Johnson now faces an awkward choice: Pay $3,800 in medical bills from the birth of his daughter with Witt or get married and owe nothing under Michigan's paternity act.

Witt, 24, said it's not about the $3,800. There's a principle involved. "I don't think anybody has a right to tell anyone who they have to marry or when they have to get married," Witt said.

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