Judicial Nomination On Homo-Related Hold

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Republican senator Sam Brownback of Kansas has taken issue with the nomination of Michigan judge Janet T. Neff because of her role in a same-sex union four years ago, 365 Gay reports. While no other senators seem to have an issue, Brownback, a voracious enemy of gay rights, wants to launch a full inquiry into whether or not Neff broke the law.

Even though Neff was nominated by President Bush himself, Brownback’s apparently so bent out of shape about gay marriage that he feels it necessary to take aim at a judge in state in which he has no other interest. While gay marriage gained legal status in Michigan in 2004, Brownback wants to know if any laws were broken in 2002.

Now, we’re not lawyers, but can you find someone guilty for breaking a law after that law’s no longer valid?

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2 Comments

  • Marlan

    Sorry to correct you folks, Michigan did not legalize gay marriage in 2004, it was rejected.

  • Joel

    Yeah, constitutionally banned and everything. Y’all must be thinking of Massachusetts. We’re royally screwed in the Great Lakes State.

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