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