DETROIT (AP) - Members of a
ask force crafting plans to give more
.ghts to gay or other unmarried couples
redict city residents will go along with
he plans, mostly because they have
ther things to worry about.
"They're not worried about who
ou're sleeping with in Detroit," Jim D.
runell said. "They're worried about
rime. They're worried about putting
ood on the table."
Most but not all Detroit residents are
olerant enough to accept the change,
He and his partner, Rob Fetzer, are
embers of a task force that is writing
roposals for presentation to Detroit
ity Council by the end of the year.
Theproposals include havingthe city
set up a way for couples to register as
While domestic partners would not
ave all the rights ofspouses, they would
e able to visit one another in hospitals
r jail. And under another proposal,
hoselwhose partners are city employ-
es would be eligible for health and
Nejther Fetzer nor Brunell works for
he city. But they say the changes are
he right thing to do.
predicts approval of
mestic partners law Kj' ,"
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"They are one more step toward mak-
ing this nation more tolerant of people
who are different," said Brunell, 34.
Ann Arbor is among about 20 cities
that allow unmarried couples to regis-
ter as domestic partners. Since 1991,
Ann Arbor has registered 131 domes-
tic partners, city clerk aide Herb Katz
One proposal going to the Detroit
City Council would let city residents
register as domestic partners if they are
unrelated, at least 18 years old, live
together, share expenses, are unmar-
ried and do not share a domestic part-
nership with another person.
The registration is expected to cost
Another proposal would grant the
domestic partners of any of the city's
17,000 employees health and dental
benefits as long as they are not already
Already, more than 150 public and
private employers in the United States
recognize the domestic partners of their
employees and give them some ben-
In many cities, however, local laws
and attitudes of the electorate and com-
pany officials have been slow to change.
A proposal to extend benefits to do-
mestic partners of employees of the city
of Seattle sparked such a controversy
that the question was put to voters in the
form of a referendum. That referendum
passed in November 1990, but in Aus-
tin, voters in 1994 repealed a similar
provision for the companions of its city
Typically, less than 3 percent of a
work force takes domestic partner cov-
erage when it is offered, usually be-
cause many partners are already cov-
eredby their own employers, according
to a 1994 study by Hewitt Associates,
an employee benefits and compensa-
tion consulting firm.
In companies where coverage is of-
fered, about 70 percent of the couples
are heterosexual, the study showed.
Several insurance companies initially
added a surcharge because they ex-
pecteddomestic partner coverage would
be costly, but most dropped it after a
few years because they found it was not
Domestic partners tend to be younger
and healthier than their married coun-
terparts, and same-sex couples have a
near-zero pregnancy risk, the Hewitt
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DETROIT (AP)-Juggling five sons
and medical school is no mean feat, but
Mary Beljan is a mom with a mission.
"People tell me I'm pretty nuts, but
this is something I've put off for a long
time," said Beljan, 42, a second-year
medical student at Michigan State Uni-
She is equally determined not to
lose perspective. So she studies during
the boys' soccer practices and bowling
league games, manages to lead a Cub
Scout pack, bake birthday cookies and
devote four hours a day to family time.
"I'm not working hard enough to be
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with my boys. That's always more im-
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parties' posters. "I think it's getting
very dirty," Schor said. "If they can't
get elected on their own merits and their
own hard work, then they don't deserve
to be elected."
Vice President Sam Goodstein,
Michigan Party chair, said he was not
aware that Michigan Party members
were taking such actions.
"I have no knowledge of any Michi-
gan Party people taking down any post-
ers," Goodstein said. "I suspect that
simply did not happen."
Newman told the assembly that tear-
ing down other parties' posters violates
the MSA Election Code and candidates
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