ASSOCIATED PRESS — Future of same-sex benefits hinges on six words

“The state attorney general issued a legal opinion last month saying government entities cannot offer same-sex benefits in future contracts because it would violate Michigan’s constitutional gay marriage ban known as Proposal 2. …Proposal 2 backers say the attorney general’s opinion validated what they said both before and after the election. ‘Public employees involved in homosexual relationships can certainly receive benefits if they are part of a broader benefits offering,’ said Gary Glenn, president of the Midland-based American Family Association of Michigan. ‘What public employers cannot do is single out only employees involved in homosexual relationships for special treatment as if their relationship is equal or similar to marriage.'”

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