Wednesday, December 28, 2011

F**k Michigan

Michigan's Republican Governor, and certifiable asshat, Rick Snyder, signed a new last week that prohibits public employers from providing partner benefits to unmarried partners of public employees--gay or straight.
Kary Moss, executive director of the Michigan ACLU: 
"The decision to take healthcare benefits away from families just in time for the holidays is mean-spirited and cruel. Governor Snyder had an opportunity to show real leadership and put an end to the political games; instead he approved an extreme policy that sets our state back, jeopardizes our economy and puts our families at risk. The bill serves no other purpose than to single out a small minority of people and deprive them of critical protections as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. We are prepared to challenge this law on behalf of Michigan families in the coming weeks."
Emily Dievendorf, policy director at Equality Michigan: 
"Governor Snyder's support for these bills is appalling. Today, the Governor told unmarried public employees that they could no longer care for their partners or children. He has put hardworking gay and lesbian couples and their children into harm's way by eliminating important health care coverage. He has spent the last two years talking about creating a welcoming state with a attractive business climate, and these bills fly in the face of those goals. All families in our state, including gay and lesbian families, should have fair access to health care coverage. Governor Snyder caved to the radical social agenda coming from the legislature. He has rejected our shared commitment to economic growth. In order to compete in today's global business environment, we must build a culture that prioritizes fundamental fairness. This law will only serve to hurt Michigan."
See, if you're not married in Michigan, you don't matter to the government. 
And since gay men and women cannot marry in Michigan they don't even get the option of choosing to matter or not.
Less than.
F**k you, Michigan.



Anonymous said...

Detroit is proof that the living dead walk the earth.

Raybeard said...

Oh Lordy! Just what IS it with this eternal fixation, by politicians in your lovely, fascinating country, on gays? JHC!!!! Aren't there REALLY important things to be more concerned about? (I recognise that I'm only echoing the voices of many sensible Americans, but we went through this equality business decades ago - so if WE've managed to get beyond it.....)

froggy said...

"prohibits public employers"
I'm not exactly sure he can do that! Expect this one to end up in the courts.

froggy said...

Blame it on post-Christmas fog. *Public* - read that as private. He still shouldn't do it but he probably can.

mistress maddie said...

Talk about the Grinch who stole Christmas!!! He makes the Grinch look good. I don't know how their mind works, or what the hell their thinking,opps, silly me, they aren't!

tamayn said...

That's the first time I've heard Muck Fichigan coming out of a non-Buckeye fan's mouth. Frankly, we're all reaping what was sown.