Last week, thousands of Michiganders spoke out against House Bills 4770 and 4771, urging Governor Snyder to do the right thing for Michigan families and veto this bad legislation.
This morning, Governor Snyder asked the State House to provide a specific clarification that the colleges and universities are exempt from the ban on domestic partner benefits that House Bills 4770 and 4771.
This attempt to dress up bad legislation is troubling, since this legislation would still take away health insurance from the families of public employees who work for the State of Michigan, city governments, county governments and public school districts.
Governor Snyder could sign these bills into law by the end of today. Don't let him sign away the health of our families without a fight! Please call his office at 517-335-7858 and urge him to veto House Bills 4770 and 4771.
It’s not okay to take away health insurance coverage from schoolteacher Theresa Bassett’s partner Carol and their 6 year old son, Fin.
It’s not okay to take away health insurance coverage from Kalamazoo City employee JoLinda Jach’s partner, Barbara, who suffers from arthritis and early stages of glaucoma.
It’s not okay to take away health insurance coverage from state employee Deb Harrah’s partner, Michelle, who has diabetes and a thyroid condition.
Tell the Governor that discrimation has no place in Michigan:
- Call Governor Snyder's office at 517-335-7858,
- Email him at Rick.Snyder@michigan.gov
- Send a letter from our Action Center
By Jay Kaplan, LGBT Project staff attorney