Judge Orders State To Provide Benifits To Gay Partners

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Who cares about religious objections. Who cares that this is a 'states rights' issue. The feds are always right and they say men can marry men and women can marry women. I'm still waiting for the guy who wants to marry his goat to try and get bennys for the goat.

    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.