NGL Task Force denounces "tragic" Michigan insurance benefits decision decision
NGL Task Force denounces "tragic" Michigan insurance benefits decision
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force denounces the Michigan Supreme Court ruling mandating that local governments and state universities can't offer health insurance to the same-sex partners of their employees. The court ruled 5-2 that Michigan's 2004 ban against same-sex marriage also blocks domestic partner policies affecting employees with same-sex partners at universities and other public-sector employers. Dave Noble, Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, issued the following statement:
"Michigan families, like families everywhere, desperately need health care and other basic benefits that domestic partnerships confer, especially in these tough economic times. It is shameful that many families will now be placed at risk of not being covered by health insurance that they obviously depend on. This ruling is tragic."
A National Gay and Lesbian Task Force press release