A Michigan Supreme Court decision that the state's marriage ban precludes public employers from offering domestic-partner benefits -- despite anti-marriage activists' statements to the contrary -- not only threatens LGBT families but also could deliver a financial blow to the general population, according to columnist Deb Price. "Already, Lambda Legal, which recently created a 'Safety Scale' of states as guidance for convention planners as well as gay couples planning to travel or relocate, put Michigan, once a leader on gay rights, in the worst class," Price writes.

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