Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Michigan Supreme Court rules gay partners can't get health benefits

Michigan moves backward.

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that governments and state universities can't offer health insurance to the partners of gay workers.

The court ruled 5-2 Wednesday that Michigan's 2004 ban against gay marriage also blocks domestic-partner policies affecting the partners of gay employees at the University of Michigan and other public-sector employers.

In this economy, rulings like this certainly won't help our efforts to attract new businesses and the creative class to our state. You can thank Gary Glenn and the other radicals for driving jobs and investment away with their bigotry. Remember how they promised this wouldn't affect benefits? They lied.

Very sad day.