MSU Drops Domestic Partnership Benefits

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Michigan State University is the latest to join the state's employers who will no longer offer health insurance benefits to partners of its employees in same-sex relationships, the State News reports. Michigan employers are dropping their domestic partnership benefits because a February Court of Appeals ruling said that the 2004 state amendment passed by voters banning gay marriage also bans such health benefits. The state Supreme Court will rule at a later date whether to uphold this opinion. —Jackie Mantey