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Gov. Rick Snyder wants a federal judge to continue Michigan's ban on domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples who work for state and local governments.
A federal judge shot down Michigan's ban on domestic partner health benefits for gay government workers, ruling Friday that the law was simply a punishment that targeted homosexuals.
The Detroit-area daughter of an ex-Chicago Bears player has been sentenced to six months in a halfway house for collecting about $70,000 from an NFL retirement fund after her dad died.
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Lawson said the plaintiffs had a good chance of proving at trial the law violates the equal protection guarantee of the U.S. Constitution.
"It is hard to argue with a straight face that the primary purpose — indeed, perhaps the sole purpose — of the statute is other than to deny health benefits to the same-sex partners of public employees," said U.S. District Judge David Lawson, The Associated Press reported.