Same sex married couples will remain ineligible for state benefits

By Halie Woody
Grande Ledge Gazette staff writer

When Ann Arbor resident Paula Weber got legally married in March, along with 300 plus couples, her celebration was quickly met with despair when a stay was issued. The immediate stay placed Weber and her partner in a legal limbo. The couple was now eligible for federal benefits but no state. Both of the two are self-employed and this put the future of their business in jeopardy. “Our home is the location of our business, and is our primary investment for the last 18 years as homeowners,” Weber said.