|“AFA President Gary Glenn told WOOD Radio ‘we don’t think taxpayers should be forced to subsidize homosexual relationships among state employees in any economy, but when we’re in the red ink situation we are in now, it’s unconscionable.'”
AFA cheers AG’s suit regarding benefits
Civil Service Commission okayed health coverage for partners of state workers and
by John C. Smith, WOOD Radio News Team
The American Family Association of Michigan was quick to voice support Friday for Michigan’s Attorney General. Bill Schuette’s office filed a lawsuit seeking to block implementation of state health benefits for domestic partners of government employees.
AFA President Gary Glenn told WOOD Radio “we don’t think taxpayers should be forced to subsidize homosexual relationships among state employees in any economy, but when we’re in the red ink situation we are in now, it’s unconscionable.”
The benefits are scheduled to begin October 1st, for those who are represented by the United Auto Workers and the Service Employees International Union.
The state legislature had tried to reverse the Civil Service Commission decision but could not produce the two-thirds majority in the House. “We believe Attorney General Schuette and the legislature were simply acting in concert with the will of the people on this question,” Glenn said.
Schuette said the commission’s action overstepped its constitutional authority.
May 6, 2011