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Friday, October 07, 2005

A Michigan Senate Resolution on marriage -- from the marriage equality email list

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Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 21:02:29 -0700
From: Jim Kellogg <james.kellogg@comcast.net>
Subject: [*M*] MI Senate passes resolutions to prevent same-sex
To: Marriage List <marriage@lists.qrd.org>
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States brief ~ MI Senate passes resolutions to prevent same-sex benefits
Rachel Felton at 5:33 PM ET
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jurist Legal News and Research
October 6, 2005
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[JURIST] The Michigan Senate [voted to approve two resolutions today
that would prevent taxpayer money from being spent on same-sex
benefits until the state Supreme Court decides whether a lower court
ruling allowing public universities and the government to provide
same-sex benefits was correct. The lower court judge found that a
constitutional amendment passed last year, recognizing only a union
between a man and a woman as a marriage or "similar union for any
purpose," did not prevent public universities and governments from
providing same-sex benefits. Attorney General Mike Cox [ plans on
appealing the decision, and Sen. Alan Cropsey believes that the
status quo should be maintained until the Michigan Supreme Court has
a chance to decide the case. The resolutions are symbolic and have no
legal effect. AP has more.

Mark J. Harris
Communications manager, National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC)


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