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ACLU Encouraged that Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Domestic Partner Case

ACLU Encouraged that Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Domestic Partner Case

2007-05-24 00:00:00

DETROIT Encouraged by the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision today granting a request to appeal the Court of Appeals’ ruling that the state’s marriage amendment prohibits public employers from offering domestic partner benefits; the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan will ask the court to remand the case to the lower court to determine voter intent.

Amicus Brief Filed to Support Ann Arbor Public School District

Amicus Brief Filed to Support Ann Arbor Public School District

2003-11-24 00:00:00

DETROIT — In an unusual coalition of partners, three groups have jointly filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the Ann Arbor Public School District who is being sued by a conservative legal foundation for providing domestic partner health benefits to gay and lesbian employees of the district.

In response to the challenge brought against the school district by the Thomas More Law Center, a brief has been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. 

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