Snyder Asks Judge to Uphold Same-Sex Benefits Ban

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder wants a federal judge to continue Michigan's ban on domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples who work for state and local governments.

A motion filed Friday asks U.S. District Judge David Lawson to rule for the state in a lawsuit filed by five same-sex couples.

Lawson issued a preliminary injunction in June prohibiting the state from enforcing Public Act 297. Lawson said the plaintiffs had a good chance of proving at trial the law violates the equal protection guarantee of the U.S. Constitution.

Snyder's summary judgment motion was filed by Attorney General Bill Schuette's office on the Republican governor's behalf. It reiterates the fiscal responsibility argument Lawson seemed to reject when granting the injunction. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 245860621 -
Gray Television, Inc.