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ACLU Challenges Domestic Partners Benefit Law In Court

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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the State of Michigan and Governor Snyder.

The lawsuit is part of an effort to overturn a law that bans most public employees from being offered benefits for domestic and same sex partners.

The law was signed by Governor Snyder back on December 22.

During a recent interview with the governor, Governor Snyder told FOX 17 it wasn't a social statement.

Instead, according to the governor, it was a budget decision, limiting the expansion of benefits in tough economic times.

He also pushed to make universities except from the law, because under the state constitution, universities are allowed to make their own decision on the matter.

The ACLU suit was filed on behalf of same-sex couples in Ann Arbor, Lansing and Kalamazoo.


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