Editorial: Clerk's silence on gay mar...

Editorial: Clerk's silence on gay marriage ruling was disservice to Kent County residents

There are 25 comments on the MLive.com story from Mar 28, 2014, titled Editorial: Clerk's silence on gay marriage ruling was disservice to Kent County residents. In it, MLive.com reports that:

After a federal judge's historic ruling that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, citizens looked to their elected officials for guidance.

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Justin

Holland, MI

#1 Mar 28, 2014
Probably one of the stupidest editorials ever. Why should this woman have been "accessible" during her off-hours on a Friday night and Saturday morning to answer questions from the gay activists on the editorial board of the Grand Rapids Press? What if she was attending to important family business? Why should this woman be sitting home on a Friday night waiting to read some liberal judge's opinion that got invalidated the next day anyway?

What was the emergency that required she respond to the Grand Rapids Press in 24 hours on a weekend - that gays should have the clerk's office opened to them for marriage license on a Saturday when it's not open on Saturdays for heterosexuals? This just proves that gays really do demand special privileges.

The arrogance and pettiness of the gays are their lunatic supporters knows no bounds.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Plymouth, MI

#2 Mar 29, 2014
The drama.

“TO HATE SOMEONE SIMPLY FOR WHO”

Since: Aug 08

THEY ARE IS WRONG!!!

#3 Mar 29, 2014
Justin wrote:
Why should this woman be sitting home on a Friday night waiting to read some liberal judge's opinion that got invalidated the next day anyway?
The Judge's ruling was NOT nor has it been ruled invalid.......a stay has been placed on it while the appeals process is taking place!!!

You obviously DON'T know much about the difference between invalidating something or staying something......please educate yourself!!!
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#4 Mar 30, 2014
The statue of Rosa Parks is what caught my interest. Why gays lean so heavily on racial issues should offend them, and it does offend many of them.

When I was in the military several of us went out to see the town, Baltimore. We got thirsty and stopped at a store to get a cold drink.
There were 6 of us, 5 white and one black. We asked the clerk for 6 Cokes. The white guys got a glass, the black guy got a paper cup. A white gay would have gotten a glass. Anyway, we insisted that he give our black friend a glass and when he refused we left. The black guy didn't call the SPLC or the ACLU, we just went elsewhere.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Mar 30, 2014
Justin wrote:
Probably one of the stupidest editorials ever. Why should this woman have been "accessible" during her off-hours on a Friday night and Saturday morning to answer questions from the gay activists on the editorial board of the Grand Rapids Press? What if she was attending to important family business? Why should this woman be sitting home on a Friday night waiting to read some liberal judge's opinion that got invalidated the next day anyway?
What was the emergency that required she respond to the Grand Rapids Press in 24 hours on a weekend - that gays should have the clerk's office opened to them for marriage license on a Saturday when it's not open on Saturdays for heterosexuals? This just proves that gays really do demand special privileges.
The arrogance and pettiness of the gays are their lunatic supporters knows no bounds.
Being a government official has 24 hour a day duty cycle
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Q. Who is the Mayor of Grand Rapids when George Heartwell is asleep in bed?
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A. Mayor George Heartwell
Shaniqua

Holland, MI

#6 Mar 30, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Being a government official has 24 hour a day duty cycle
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Q. Who is the Mayor of Grand Rapids when George Heartwell is asleep in bed?
.
A. Mayor George Heartwell
So what? Since when is a government official obligated to open up her office on a Saturday for the gays or speak to the news media when her office isn't open for heterosexual married couples or people that are filing real estate documents or any of her other office services?

This whole editorial is proof that the gays are demanding special privileges for something that is really a joke in the first place.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Mar 30, 2014
Shaniqua wrote:
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So what? Since when is a government official obligated to open up her office on a Saturday for the gays or speak to the news media when her office isn't open for heterosexual married couples or people that are filing real estate documents or any of her other office services?
This whole editorial is proof that the gays are demanding special privileges for something that is really a joke in the first place.
It requires 'special' measures to overcome 'special' hate discrimination
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We now have 323 legally married gay couples and their families living in Michigan
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And we did it using Dr. Martin Luther King's methods of non-violence and peaceful resistance without the need to declare Marshall Law or to call up the National Guard to force it
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No ignorance or prejudice can hold back the Triumph of Love
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#8 Mar 31, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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It requires 'special' measures to overcome 'special' hate discrimination
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We now have 323 legally married gay couples and their families living in Michigan
.
And we did it using Dr. Martin Luther King's methods of non-violence and peaceful resistance without the need to declare Marshall Law or to call up the National Guard to force it
.
No ignorance or prejudice can hold back the Triumph of Love
Dr. Martin Luther King wanted equality. He wanted a country for ALL people to have a chance to succeed or fail on their own efforts, not be judged by their differences.

You on the other hand seem to want gays to receive "special" treatment - and you blatantly state it as such. So really for you this isn't about equality at all.

Sad that a right granted has so quickly turned into such arrogant demanding.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Mar 31, 2014
Oneal wrote:
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Dr. Martin Luther King wanted equality. He wanted a country for ALL people to have a chance to succeed or fail on their own efforts, not be judged by their differences.
You on the other hand seem to want gays to receive "special" treatment - and you blatantly state it as such. So really for you this isn't about equality at all.
Sad that a right granted has so quickly turned into such arrogant demanding.
We didn't start the war for equality; sugar
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But now that we're in it; we're in it to win it
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#10 Mar 31, 2014
Shaniqua wrote:
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So what? Since when is a government official obligated to open up her office on a Saturday for the gays or speak to the news media when her office isn't open for heterosexual married couples or people that are filing real estate documents or any of her other office services?
This whole editorial is proof that the gays are demanding special privileges for something that is really a joke in the first place.
Eventually we will replace her with a gay official who has sense enough to close on Monday and Open on Saturday like they do in states where intelligent people live
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So people won't have to lay off work during weekdays to access government services
Oneal

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Mar 31, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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We didn't start the war for equality; sugar
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But now that we're in it; we're in it to win it
LOL

You go, sweetie!
Judge Judy

Holland, MI

#12 Apr 2, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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It requires 'special' measures to overcome 'special' hate discrimination
.
We now have 323 legally married gay couples and their families living in Michigan
.
And we did it using Dr. Martin Luther King's methods of non-violence and peaceful resistance without the need to declare Marshall Law or to call up the National Guard to force it
.
No ignorance or prejudice can hold back the Triumph of Love
Hopefully all those 323 perverted gay couples will take their honeymoons on Malaysian Airlines
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Apr 2, 2014
Wondering wrote:
The statue of Rosa Parks is what caught my interest. Why gays lean so heavily on racial issues should offend them, and it does offend many of them.
When I was in the military several of us went out to see the town, Baltimore. We got thirsty and stopped at a store to get a cold drink.
There were 6 of us, 5 white and one black. We asked the clerk for 6 Cokes. The white guys got a glass, the black guy got a paper cup. A white gay would have gotten a glass. Anyway, we insisted that he give our black friend a glass and when he refused we left. The black guy didn't call the SPLC or the ACLU, we just went elsewhere.
Is that your version of the Civil Rights struggle to undo Jim Crow? Go to another place?

lol
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Apr 2, 2014
Oneal wrote:
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You on the other hand seem to want gays to receive "special" treatment
Of course homophobes think marriage, adoption, open military service, employment protections, etc., are "special" rights.

The "special rights" are the "rights" of talibangelicals and tee baggrz to act out their bigotry, and we're about to dispense with those theocratic "special rights."
Oneal

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Apr 3, 2014
Fundies R Mentally Nil wrote:
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Of course homophobes think marriage, adoption, open military service, employment protections, etc., are "special" rights.
The "special rights" are the "rights" of talibangelicals and tee baggrz to act out their bigotry, and we're about to dispense with those theocratic "special rights."
So by being allowed to dress up like a girl and hump your Nascar buddy you're going to somehow stop people from making fun of you?

Good luck with that, sweetie!
Really

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Apr 3, 2014
Fundies R Mentally Nil wrote:
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Of course homophobes think marriage, adoption, open military service, employment protections, etc., are "special" rights.
The "special rights" are the "rights" of talibangelicals and tee baggrz to act out their bigotry, and we're about to dispense with those theocratic "special rights."
You are the one who is demanding all those items you listed. Where and in what document are those listed as "rights"? And the same freedoms you want are the freedoms that everyone already has, so get over yourself there little one.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#17 Apr 3, 2014
Fundies R Mentally Nil wrote:
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Of course homophobes think marriage, adoption, open military service, employment protections, etc., are "special" rights.
The "special rights" are the "rights" of talibangelicals and tee baggrz to act out their bigotry, and we're about to dispense with those theocratic "special rights."
Trying to argue any point with the close minded Hollanders polluting this area is mostly a waste of time. They have been subjected to brainwashing since birth and are most likely incurable.

Any behavior that is against what they have been taught by the Christian Reformed Church is considered the same as a highly contagious disease. The worst thing that could happen to a Dutchman would be for "one of them", to move into the house next door. It doesn't matter what that them is, its just the fact that they wouldn't be just like they are.
Oneal

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Apr 3, 2014
Bob wrote:
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Trying to argue any point with the close minded Hollanders polluting this area is mostly a waste of time. They have been subjected to brainwashing since birth and are most likely incurable.
Any behavior that is against what they have been taught by the Christian Reformed Church is considered the same as a highly contagious disease. The worst thing that could happen to a Dutchman would be for "one of them", to move into the house next door. It doesn't matter what that them is, its just the fact that they wouldn't be just like they are.
Look at lonely Bob trolling for attention again ...
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#19 Apr 3, 2014
Oneal wrote:
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Look at lonely Bob trolling for attention again ...
Isn't it sad that another person using their rights to freely express themselves has impeded your Dutch lifestyle?

And the only thing you can do about it is to fluff and preen and hope it isn't catching! LOL
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Wixom, MI

#20 Apr 3, 2014
Bob wrote:
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Isn't it sad that another person using their rights to freely express themselves has impeded your Dutch lifestyle?
And the only thing you can do about it is to fluff and preen and hope it isn't catching! LOL
You racist bigot......

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