Michigan state Representative Dave Agema and House Repugnicans are tired of gay-supportive colleges “skirting the law and the will of the people.” So they’ve passed a bill that would deny any higher education institute offering same-sex benefits to partnered faculty by witholding five percent of state aid.
Michigan banned same sex marriage and placed restrictions against same-sex unions in 2008. The bill will head into a conference committee where it will be combined into a final education package to face an up or down vote. Its prospects in a Republican-led senate seem pretty good. But lest you should lose hope, know that not everyone in Michigan is a fan of the state’s governor who may face recall in July.