Aurora, CO city council votes to give domestic partner benefits to unmarried couples
February 25, 2009
On Monday, the Aurora, Colorado city council voted 7-3 to provide the domestic partners of both gay and straight unmarried city employees with health and insurance benefits. In January, HRC sent an action alert to local members encouraging them to contact their Aurora city council representatives in support of the domestic partner benefits measure. HRC's Colorado steering committee members also mobilized support for the bill and our state legislative director Chris Edelson provided background research to Aurora City Councilmember Larry Beer, a key supporter of the measure, who said today:
I’m pleased that we were able to pass this measure, and that Aurora will be able to provide domestic partner benefits to city employees. To do our best for our citizens, Aurora needs to be an employer of choice, and partner benefits will be an important part of that. I appreciate HRC’s support as we worked on this important action.
Read the play-by-play liveblog of the city council vote on the bill at Colorado Independent. In other Colorado news, the House passed a limited domestic partner bill last week and legislation to provide domestic partner benefits for state employees is moving in the Senate. Read more about the bill here.
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