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Under pressure from the Republican legislature to comply with Proposal 2, Governor Granholm’s administration will remove same-sex partner benefits from the State of Michigan’s contracts with five unions, representing 30,000 state employees.
From the Ann Arbor News:
On Wednesday, Granholm aide David Fink said that negotiated contracts scheduled for adoption by the [state Civil Service Commission] on Dec. 15 will be stripped of the same-sex domestic partner benefits.
Fink is apparently hoping to avoid a lawsuit that would force the State to comply, and notes that the same-sex benefits could/would be reinstated if court challenges showed the amendment to have overreached.
University of Michigan employees are not affected by this action,
U-M spokeswoman Julie Peterson this morning said the governor’s action did not change the university’s position.
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