For decades, LGBT employees have had to bear major tax burdens with none of the benefits. We have carried large tax rocks on our backs for our entire tax-paying lives. Yesterday those boulders and rocks cracked in two and fell into the abyss of history.
Even if a same-sex couple lives in a state that recognizes their marriage and is employed by someone who wants to offer them full and equal benefits, the federal government still superimposes its stamp of disapproval.
When I received word that Gov. Snyder signed the ban on health care coverage for domestic partners I choked. At this point, it is impossible not to recognize the terrible insults that the LGBT community faces in Michigan.
Corporations across America have embraced the notion that LGBT diversity and LGBT-friendly employment policies such as domestic partner benefits are not only the right thing to do, but are also good for business.