Michigan Supreme Court says gay partn...

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

There are 22 comments on the The Daily Tribune story from May 10, 2008, titled Michigan Supreme Court says gay partners can't get health benefits. In it, The Daily Tribune reports that:

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

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jerk

Delaware, OH

#1 May 11, 2008
good. god made adam and eve not adam and steve

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#2 May 11, 2008
jerk wrote:
good. god made adam and eve not adam and steve
When your God provides insurance benefits, he can have a say in who does and does not get them.
LETS BE REAL

Delaware, OH

#3 May 11, 2008
WE DONT NEED GOD TO SAY THAT WE HAVE THE SUPREME COURT.
Breezy Prince

Chattanooga, TN

#4 May 11, 2008
jerk wrote:
good. god made adam and eve not adam and steve
Wrong! God made Adam, and the clone of Adam from a rib in some old Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger game where Chrono becomes a clone.

http://youtube.com/watch...

My first video game or was it Zelda? LMAO

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#5 May 11, 2008
jerk wrote:
good. god made adam and eve not adam and steve
Before "Eve", wasn't there "Lilath"? Oh wow....first divorce!!

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#6 May 12, 2008
LETS BE REAL wrote:
WE DONT NEED GOD TO SAY THAT WE HAVE THE SUPREME COURT.
That can be overturned. SCOTUS hasn't spoken yet.
Das Blond Prince

Chattanooga, TN

#7 May 12, 2008
I wonder what troll uses the same font in membership posts as he does in other posts?

Since: Jan 07

Ann Arbor, MI

#8 May 12, 2008
It's beyond stupid here in Michigan. We can still get the benefits - if we jump through a bunch of additional hoops. We just can't give our relationship a name or use it to qualify for certain benefits of employment.

Were benefits the issues when this amendment was passed? No. The issue was and remains conferring status upon same-sex relationships. It's all about demanding that the state treat our relationships as invalid, punishing us and encouraging us thereby to leave the state.

Well, guess what. We're still here.
angel

Canton, MI

#9 Jul 24, 2008
this is rediculous we all have a god and he created a peacful earth not one with with stupid governments. and the "supreme courts)
angel

Canton, MI

#10 Jul 24, 2008
i really agree we need to change things.

“I married R1 on 9/7/08!”

Since: Mar 08

Love you honey! Smooches! :)

#11 Jul 24, 2008
aren't all created equal?
as long as i don't have to pay for someone else's benefits, gays and anyone else shall be entitled to them
Jim B

Grandville, MI

#12 Jul 24, 2008
What would stop room mates from making the saame request?

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#13 Jul 24, 2008
Jim B wrote:
What would stop room mates from making the saame request?
Well, First, there's the "can't marry someone else if you're already married" thing. Second, assuming alimony were to hold up, one could legally take the other to the cleaners if they get ticked off. Third, even now the same situation exists with heterosexuals, who's to say how many simply married for convenience? Fourth, I personally know a guy that married a lesbian in the Army so she could live off base and he got the medical benefits as well as access to the commissary, there was no "checking" to confirm anything. Fifth, very few heterosexual men would openly portray themselves as Homosexuals simply for the marriage benefits, were it allowed.

“Equal Opportunity”

Since: Jul 08

NA

#14 Jul 24, 2008
Until the michigan government allows same sex marriages they shouldn't allow "partners" insurance. Because you know people are going to take advantage of it! Or they should put clauses in place to define what legally represents a couple to allow the partner to be insured. I'm not gay but I'm certainly eons away from being married but have been in some pretty serious long term relationships...so then again as a straight person I would be incredibly pissed if my gay buddy (who is like a crazed teenage girl, always in and out of relationships, but I love him) was able to get health insurance from his partners and I'm screwed because I'm straight.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#15 Jul 24, 2008
GRGirl wrote:
Until the michigan government allows same sex marriages they shouldn't allow "partners" insurance. Because you know people are going to take advantage of it! Or they should put clauses in place to define what legally represents a couple to allow the partner to be insured. I'm not gay but I'm certainly eons away from being married but have been in some pretty serious long term relationships...so then again as a straight person I would be incredibly pissed if my gay buddy (who is like a crazed teenage girl, always in and out of relationships, but I love him) was able to get health insurance from his partners and I'm screwed because I'm straight.
I don't know how they have it there, but here in order to allow insurance benefits for "partners" and such you had to show proof of living together for several years, joint checking accounts or utilities, and several other types of proof, and it wasn't limited to homosexuals.
The other issue is you DO have the option of marrying, until that's allowed for same sex couples the "balance" would never be "right" to some.
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#16 Jul 24, 2008
jerk wrote:
good. god made adam and eve not adam and steve
You have proof of that? If you accept this story from the Bible, then you should also accept homosexuality since it's also in the Bible. You can't pick and choose what works best for you.
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#17 Jul 24, 2008
A Proud Girl Scout Leader wrote:
aren't all created equal?
as long as i don't have to pay for someone else's benefits, gays and anyone else shall be entitled to them
I tend to agree. The problem lies within the self-righteous holier than thou hypocritical religious fanatics who believe their way is the only way. There are thousands of religious denominations and every one of them believes to the be the correct one. It's pure ignorance from a bunch of brainwashed fools who haven't the ability of logical enlightenment.

Bottom line...it doesn't hurt anyone else, why do the idiots feel the need to involve themselves?

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#19 Jul 25, 2008
Darrell wrote:
Why should a company be penalized for hiring a homosexual by having to pay for the health insurance of a "partner."
Elderly sisters sharing a home can't share coverage. Why should sodomy be a requisite?
What is so pathetic about the condition of homosexuals that Americans should be undemocratically forced to provide them with discriminatory benefits and subsidies?
More homophobic Spam from the Propaganda purveyor.
UNJUSTICE

Denver, CO

#20 Jul 25, 2008
as long as you pay what you have to pay and you always have to pay some where down the road who should care if we all just mind our own buisness we would be so happy .just live and let live ,
Government Foe

Dearborn, MI

#21 Jul 25, 2008
UNJUSTICE wrote:
as long as you pay what you have to pay and you always have to pay some where down the road who should care if we all just mind our own buisness we would be so happy .just live and let live ,
AGREED! Once again, the hypocritical self-righteous holier than thou fools feel they need to control everyone else. They do so due to the emptiness in their own lives.

BTW, homophobic people have the fear because they are not comfortable with their own sexuality. Perhaps a bit of homosexual tendency or active thought enters their mind.

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