Mich. ban on domestic partner benefit...

Mich. ban on domestic partner benefits blocked

There are 4 comments on the Seattle Times story from Jun 28, 2013, titled Mich. ban on domestic partner benefits blocked. In it, Seattle Times reports that:

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.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Jun 28, 2013
And the dominos begin to fall!!!

Up next, the other federal court rules Michigan's marriage ban unconstitutional (DeBoer v Synder).

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Jun 28, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
And the dominos begin to fall!!!
Up next, the other federal court rules Michigan's marriage ban unconstitutional (DeBoer v Synder).
Has the case been heard?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Jun 28, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Has the case been heard?
The DeBoer case? Yes. The judge heard arguments earlier this year, but put his decision on hold until the SCOTUS ruled. Most assume his ruling will come out soon.

If he was going to rule against the couple, it's unlikely he'd bother holding his ruling. Not to mention the fact it was the judge who suggest the couple expand their challenge from just the adoption ban to include the marriage ban as well.

Since: Mar 09

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#4 Jun 28, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The DeBoer case? Yes. The judge heard arguments earlier this year, but put his decision on hold until the SCOTUS ruled. Most assume his ruling will come out soon.
If he was going to rule against the couple, it's unlikely he'd bother holding his ruling. Not to mention the fact it was the judge who suggest the couple expand their challenge from just the adoption ban to include the marriage ban as well.
It THAT case!!!

This is going to be interesting.

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