Seriously, if a single marriage is Michigan has been helped by this, I'd love to hear about it.
The Michigan Court of Appeals temporarily halted a ruling Monday that allowed governments and public universities to provide health insurance to the partners of gay employees.Please explain to me how extending health insurance to domestic partners threatens other people's marriages.
The dispute goes back to Michigan voters' approval almost a year ago of a constitutional amendment that made the union between a man and a woman the only agreement recognized as a marriage "or similar union for any purpose."
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sued, and Ingham County Circuit Judge Joyce Draganchuk ruled in late September that public-sector employers can offer domestic partner benefits without violating the amendment.
Republican State Attorney General Mike Cox is now appealing that ruling and had asked the appeals court to delay Draganchuk's decision until the higher court decides the issue.
Add this story to the growing pile of evidence that the battle over same-sex marriage isn't really about the "m word," it's about denying same-sex couples truly radical things like health insurance benefits for no other reason than irrational anti-gay hatred.