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Anti-domestic partner benefits legislation to be voted on tomorrow in Lansing

September 14, 2011

The Michigan ACLU and Equality Michigan both sent out action alerts to people across the state to ask them to contact their State Legislators on House Bills HB 4770 and 4771.

Equality Michigan writes:

Anti-gay Republicans like Representative Dave Agema (Grandville) and Attorney General Bill Schuette have been trying to strip away health care benefits for gay and lesbian couples since February. The move would put more working families at risk, destroy the ability of our public service unions to bargain for health benefits, weaken Michigan’s public sector, and make our state even more hostile to gay citizens.

The Michigan ACLU believes “House Bills 4770 and 4771 would bar public employers from doing what they think is best for their employees — providing domestic partner healthcare benefits. In a brazen attack on collective bargaining agreements, the bills would also make these benefits a forbidden subject in all negotiations.”

The ACLU is also providing an online mechanism to allow people to contact their state legislators and ask them to vote NO on HB 4770 and 4771.

One Comment leave one →
  1. toni wong permalink
    September 15, 2011 3:59 am

    Vote NO on HB4770 and 4771

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