Today's ruling by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges that states have to recognize and license marriages for same-sex couples has left many in Michigan wondering what sort of totalitarian Council of Nine can decide whether the voters within the state have the power vested in them by the Constitution to ignore the Constitution.
"I don't understand why my vote to keep homosexuals as second-class citizens now counts for nothing," said Cheryl Smith, 54, of Grandville, MI. "Apparently the judges think that they have the power to apply the Constitution against the wishes of the voters of Michigan."
This sentiment appears to have risen up amongst all parts of the state now, with petitions now calling on Governor Snyder to remove the four liberal justices from their spots on the Supreme Court. One man from the City of Novi, 62 year-old Jeffery Anderson, has decided to go door to door over the weekend, passing out flyers to notify his neighbors that their votes no longer count for anything and encouraging them to sign his own petition. He told local news early Friday afternoon that he was "disappointed" that this decision has "removed our Constitutionally-guaranteed superiority". His petition in particular asks the Michigan Legislature to vote to secede from the Union if the Supreme Court does not reverse its decision within two weeks.
Meanwhile in a press conference earlier today, Governor Snyder spoke about how his administration would "comply with the decision to the best of [its] ability". Snyder's office did not respond to requests for comments on what he meant when he muttered "thank God we have Courser", before this publication.