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Federal Judge Orders The State of Michigan To Offer Benefits To GAY Partners

Federal Judge Orders The State of Michigan To Offer Benefits To GAY Partners

Jun. 28 5:47 PM EDT

Mich. ban on domestic partner benefits blocked

DETROIT (AP) — 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.

U.S. District Judge David Lawson said plaintiffs who have lost benefits or been forced to buy expensive private health insurance have made a "plausible claim" that the law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The decision came nearly a year after he heard arguments in the lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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The State of Michigan 'orders Federal Judge'...

"Go take a long walk on a short pier!

Go read the Constitution AND the Bill of Rights!"


It is progress when government is out of relations all together. This really means little to me. My hope is that they will cut off benefits to straights and not expand it to homosexuals. That is the better way to achieve equality as it maximizes liberty. Nobody could complain about it violating their conscience and religious liberty through funding behavior they consider immoral and nobody is able to complain that their freedom to enter a relationship is being violated.

Now the have nots will be on the dole, with the haves.

0k on the Right let's hear the married folks hrrmpf, hrrmpf.

OK on the Left let's hear huzzah huzzah from the formerly oppressed.

Does this double the tax burden?

Free includes debt-free!

And it costs nothing, now or ever.

Congress owes 17 trillion dollars, we don't need a bigger debt for anything that could be imagined.

Free includes debt-free!

The solution is simple and permanent with zero cost.

Make all benefits illegal.

Free includes debt-free!