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County approves domestic partner benefits

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    ehill27
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    Citing a desire for fairness, Franklin County commissioners this morning voted to offer insurance benefits to partners of gay and unmarried employees.

    url=http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/08/18/fcpartners.html?sid=101]Read More[/url

    #296528
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Nice! :D

    #296529

    alison
    Member

    :smacking forehead: Why, oh why do I ever read the comments section on Dispatch stories?

    Nice move by the county.

    #296530

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    alison wrote >>
    :smacking forehead: Why, oh why do I ever read the comments section on Dispatch stories?
    Nice move by the county.

    I usually read them for the self esteem boost.

    #296531

    jennyw
    Participant

    The thing is, as bad as those comments are–and they are TERRIBLE, don’t get me wrong–the proportion of well-reasoned comments to batshit crazy ones isn’t as awful as I’ve seen it on other Dispatch stories. I know it’s a manpower issue, but the Big D really needs someone whose job it is to vet that stuff.

    #296532

    ja
    Member

    How long will it take for the city of Columbus to follow suit and approve domestic partner benefits?

    #296533

    TaraK
    Participant

    Yeah, most of the comments were sane.

    A few, however, sounded like they’d just come from this guy’s brainwashing:

    #296534

    ehill27
    Participant

    TaraK wrote >>
    Yeah, most of the comments were sane.
    A few, however, sounded like they’d just come from this guy’s brainwashing:

    I had to stop at 27 seconds… life’s too short.

    #296535

    ehill27
    Participant

    “In my short time as commissioner, this is my proudest moment.”
    -Commissioner O’Grady

    “I am so proud we are enacting this among our benefits”
    -Commissioner Brown

    [url=http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/08/19/copy/FC_partners.ART_ART_08-19-09_B1_KGEQF39.html?adsec=politics&sid=101]Read More[/url]

    #296536

    Another step in the right direction.

    #296537

    rprpclark
    Participant

    What is a domestic partner, exactly. If I share a home with my brother/sister/friend/mom/dad are we “domestic partners”? Or does it have to be same-sex sexual? Is there proof required?

    #296538

    ehill27
    Participant

    rprpclark wrote >>
    What is a domestic partner, exactly. If I share a home with my brother/sister/friend/mom/dad are we “domestic partners”? Or does it have to be same-sex sexual? Is there proof required?

    Apparently, there will be some sort of proof required, and the coverage DOES apply to heterosexual couples. Beyond that… I’m not sure about the specifics.

    #296539

    pez
    Participant

    We have domestic partner benefits at work for same-sex couples. At first it was open to all ‘domestic partners’, but it was defined in a way that allowed people to add parents, grandparents, etc. Now, if you are opposite sex, you have to get married, but I have no problem with that rule.

    #296540

    StowCbusCleveland
    Participant

    I always wonder how they define “domestic partner”. I say this as someone who is definitely not an expert in how these policies are written, but it sure seems like it would be easy to fake if you just wanted to score a friend some free benefits.

    #296541

    TaraK
    Participant

    In my experience, you have to provide proof that you’ve lived together for a certain amount of time.

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