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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
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A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.
A month after Michigan's same-sex marriage ban was overturned, the state is vigorously defending another law that's being challenged by gays and lesbians: a prohibition on domestic partner benefits for employees in public schools and local governments.
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.
Like many other senior citizens, this group of Englishwomen keeps a close eye on goings-on in their neighborhood.
"All the ladies have to do is press the record button," he said.
Mr. Lawson said the group has given police footage of serious crimes for use in their investigations, though he could not say how many convictions had resulted.