Posted by: Catherine Lugg | December 23, 2011

Just in time for Christmas, Michigan strips partner benefits

Michigan’s GOP governor Rick Snyder has just signed a bill that bans state agencies from offering domestic partner benefits.

Now, there is some question as to whether or not this bill includes state universities or not. But clearly, the intent is to treat Michigan’s queer public employees as lesser citizens (read “dirt”).

Just a thought: This move should really help Michigan’s economy (not!), by pushing talented queer public servants, including university researchers and administrators, to move to more welcoming environs. I’ll be the first to say, “Come to NJ,” where everyone is welcome (if only so the political class can pick your pocket, but that’s another story. At least folks are equal opportunity thieves).

So, Merry F*ckin Christmas, Michigan queers. If you’re a public employee, you’ve just been slapped hard in the face. Good luck taking care of your families. Clearly, they and you don’t matter one bit to Michigan’s political class.

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