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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ingham Judge Rules Benefits can be Provided for Gay Partners

The AP (via the Detroit News) reports that Ingham County Circuit Judge Joyce Draganchuk has ruled that public universities and governments can provide health insurance to the partners of gay employees without violating the Michigan constitution. In the ruling related to the 2004 constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and civil unions and is expected to be appealed). The judge wrote: "Health care benefits for a spouse are benefits of employment, not benefits of marriage."

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# posted by farlane @ 9:11 AM
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