When Rick Johnson became Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, I was a little dubious.
He was a dairy farmer who had only gone as far as high school, and I worried what this might mean for
But as it turned out, while he was Republican to the core, he was generally a reasonable, open-minded man. Not, however, on the issue of same-sex marriage, which he opposed.
That was 10 years ago, and he wasn’t alone. A large majority of Michiganders who went to the polls that year voted to amend the state constitution to outlaw same sex marriage forever.
But forever didn’t last. Across America this year, judge after judge has overturned state prohibitions against same-sex marriage.