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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:08 AM
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Michigan Gay Couples Win Partner Benefits Case
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/09/092705michigan.htm

A Michigan judge ruled on Tuesday that a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage does not prevent the state from offering health insurance benefits to the same-sex partners of state workers.

Ingham County Circuit Judge Joyce Draganchuk said health care benefits are benefits of employment, not marriage.

Twenty-two same-sex couples filed suit against the state in March after Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), acting on the advice of Attorney General Mike Cox (R), terminated domestic partner benefits that had been won by state unions.


big win!!!!
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:16 AM
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1. Yay!!!
glad to hear that common sense has prevailed. :)
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