Michigan domestic partner benefits

12:36 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court rejects appeal of ruling that allows domestic partner benefits for state employees

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Supreme Court did not elaborate on decision not to hear the case
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court denied a request by Attorney General Bill Schuette to overturn a Court of Appeals ruling allowing state employees to receive benefits for domestic partners. The Civil Service Commission, which has authority over policy regarding state employees, approved benefits for unrelated people living with state employees.
12:17 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Michigan Court of Appeals upholds benefits for live-in partners of state workers

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The Michigan Civil Service Commission has offered benefits to all unmarried domestic partners. Ruling could be appealed to Michigan Supreme Court.
LANSING, MI - Domestic partners of state employees are entitled to health care benefits, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled. A three-judge Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday ruled 2-1 in favor of the Michigan Civil Service Commission's decision to offer the State Health Plan to "other eligible adult individuals" who have lived with state employees for at least a year.