Richard Dale Snyder born August 19, is an American politician, business executive, venture capitalist, attorney, and accountant who served as the 48th governor of Michigan from to He is a member of the Republican Party. From to , Snyder served as the chairman of the board of Gateway, Inc. Snyder was considered a possible Republican Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in , although ultimately Paul Ryan was selected. On February 3, , Snyder announced his candidacy for re-election as Governor of Michigan in He was elected to a second term in the November vote, defeating his major challenger, Democrat Mark Schauer.
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Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Michigan, as is same-sex marriage. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is not explicitly banned within state law. However, a ruling of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and a decision of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission have ensured that members of the LGBT community are not discriminated against and are protected in the eyes of the law. Michigan is home to a vibrant LGBT community.