Michigan Bans All Domestic Partnership Benefits

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has signed into law a bill that prohibits all public employers from providing benefits to unmarried partners of employees. The House and Senate legal analysts disagree on whether the new law impacts the state’s universities, but Snyder clarified in a signing letter that it would not. Nevertheless, faculty at the University of Michigan have threatened an exodus from the state if their benefits are threatened in this way.