Michigan's same-sex couples who are suing the state over denial of health coverage may be packing up and leaving if the judge rules against them.
The law in question prohibits certain public employers from offering health insurance for non-married couples. Some of the plaintiffs say the high cost of private insurance will leave them with no choice but to move out of Michigan.
Doak Bloss works for the Ingham County Health Department. His partner of 18 years has been covered by his employee health plan.
Without it, he said, private insurance would cost them six thousand dollars a year, and he wonders if staying in Michigan is worth it...
"Well I'm actually considering leaving. I've lived here all my life. But this really is directly saying 'you're not wanted here.' That's what it sounds like."
Last week, an attorney for the state argued in court that Michigan had the legal right to save money by limiting health coverage, and that the law protects traditional marriage.
The plaintiffs argued that the law discriminates against them because heterosexuals can marry to get coverage, but gays cannot.