On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 1450 AM Holland, MI

Weather

Current Conditions(Holland,MI 49422)

More Weather »
69° Feels Like: 69°
Wind: NNW 10 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Isolated Thunderstorms 56°

Tomorrow

Scattered Thunderstorms 72°

Wed Night

Clear 55°

Alerts

ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Domestic Partner Insurance Ban

by
Rick Snyder
Rick Snyder

DETROIT (WKZO) -- The ACLU of Michigan filed a lawsuit against the state today to overturn a new law that bans most public employers from providing health insurance for the domestic partners of their workers.

The legislation was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder in late December, and prohibits public employers from providing taxpayer-paid health insurance and other benefits to the domestic partners of public employees, regardless of whether they are straight or same-sex partners.  Proponents of the law say it saves taxpayers money; opponents say the measure is mean spirited, and will make recruitment of the best employees difficult.

The suit was filed on behalf of four same-sex couples who say the new law will "wreak havoc" on their lives, as they have medical conditions which require ongoing care.

Comments