same sex benefits
A judge has thrown out a Michigan law that bars public schools and local governments from offering benefits to same-sex partners.
A federal judge on Friday blocked Michigan’s ban on domestic partner benefits for employees who work for public schools or local governments, saying state lawmakers simply wanted to punish gays and lesbians.
Same-sex domestic partners of state employees will continue to qualify for health insurance after the Michigan Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal filed by the state.
A divided Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a state panel’s decision to extend health care benefits to same-sex partners of state employees.
City commissioners in Kalamazoo are expected to look at options to help municipal workers under a new state law that blocks taxpayer-paid health insurance to domestic partners of some public employees.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed legislation that blocks taxpayer-paid health insurance from being offered to domestic partners living with some public employees.
The Michigan Senate voted to kill a healthcare benefit for state workers who have live-in friends and their kids.