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State Worker Same-Sex Benefits In Jeopardy

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LANSING (WWJ) - Same sex benefits for state workers are on the line in Lansing.

The Michigan Senate voted to kill a healthcare benefit for state workers who have live-in friends and their kids.

State Senator Mark Jansen said the provision is too costly.

“(The) private sector does nothing like this. There’s no other governmental units out there that anybody can find that do anything even remotely close to this,” Jansen said. “It’s really farfetching [sic]. It’s really a bad time for us in many respects, but economically is really the issue.”

The Michigan house will be next to vote on whether or not to kill the healthcare benefit.

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