Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Domestic Partner Benefits Ban: Headed to the Governor

I posted in October about the possible domestic partner benefits ban, which the Michigan House and Senate have just passed. The Senate passed it secretly, without a press release, and now it goes to the Governor - for a veto, I hope. There is an exception for universities, but it does affect public institutions such as the State itself, cities, and school systems. Indeed, plenty of businesses extend benefits to domestic partners (Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Dow Chemical, Kellogg, GM, and Whirlpool, to name a few). This legislation is clearly bad policy and I hope that our readers will take the time to contact Governor Snyder's office to urge the veto of the bill.

Governor Rick Snyder
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
phone: (517) 373-3400
phone: (517) 335-7858 - Constituent Services
fax:(517) 335-6863


  1. Voice your discontent to the only Democrat - Senator Tupac Hunter of MI's 5th District - to cross the aisle in support of this bigoted legislation.

    Give him a call at 866-262-7305 or show up to McDonald's Friday 12/9 at Friday in Inkster located at 27125 Cherry Hill from 12:00pm until 1:00pm for his constituency meeting.

  2. Thanks Adam. Sad to see that a Democrat would be on the wrong side of this issue.

  3. Thank you for posting this.
    This is ridiculous. Sometimes they make me wonder.