Don't Pick and Choose or We Lose

This morning Michigan Governor Snyder asked the legislature to call back House Bills 4770 and 4771 and specifically exempt colleges and universities from it.

Equality_MichiganIf lawmakers do this, he may sign the bills into law today, even if they take away health insurance from gay and lesbian families who work for the State of Michigan, city governments, county governments, and public school districts.

While we don’t want university employees and their families to be harmed, it’s not okay to take away health insurance from Ann Arbor teacher Theresa Bassett's partner Carol and their 6-year-old son, Fin. It’s not okay to take away health insurance 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 from state employee Deb Harrah’s partner, Michelle, who has diabetes and a thyroid condition. This is bad public policy and will only further hurt Michigan’s economy.

Call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. office now at 517-335-7858 and tell him that he can't pick and choose which families to hurt and which to support. We only have a few hours before the legislature begins its holiday break tonight. He should VETO House Bills 4770 and 4771 immediately.

Thank you for supporting Michigan's families,

Denise Brogan-Kator
Executive Director

Equality Michigan

Last modified onWednesday, 23 October 2013 17:40
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