29 Jul '11, 10pm

Milwaukee Passes Domestic Partnership Benefits

The Milwaukee County Board passed on Thursday a resolution to extend domestic partnerships to include county employees both gay and straight . This change was brought by an overwhelming 13-5 vote. As the law currently stands, such benefits are only given to married partners, however this change will allow gay and straight domestic partners alike access to key health benefits they had been denied before. Milwaukee County Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic and Eyon Biddle, Sr., released a statement praising the vote: “We’d like to thank our colleagues on the County Board who voted to approve this private-sector benefit model. As County Supervisors, we must ensure that all employees are treated equally and fairly. We look forward to joining the many other public and private sector employers that already treat employees fairly and equally.” “A supermajority of County Supervisors ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/milwaukee-county-passes-domes...

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