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Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin Hometown Extends Benefits To Gay Employees

Failed vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan has blamed his loss last Tuesday on “urban areas,” but even his hometown of Janesville, WI, doesn’t agree with his degradation of the LGBT community: The Wisconsin Gazette reports that yesterday the Janesville City Council approved a measure extending domestic-partnership benefits to city employees and their same-sex partners. The vote was 6-1.

“This decision marks an important victory for fairness. Janesville’s vision for creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace makes them a leader in our efforts to build a more fair and just state for all Wisconsinites,” said Katie Belanger of Fair Wisconsin.

Janesville joins Milwaukee, Appleton, Racine, Eau Claire and Manitowoc in offering partner benefits to gay city employees, as do Aurora Health Care, Kimberly-Clark, Marquette University, MillerCoors, SC Johnson and a number of other corporations based in the state.

Photo: Miyagawa

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Nov 13, 2012
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  • 4 Comments
    • jerry_pritikin
      jerry_pritikin

      He’s a home-town ZERO!

      Nov 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      “Failed vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan”

      I like it, I should hope he will be referred too as such 100% of the time from now on.

      Nov 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Goforit
      Goforit

      Salt in the wound. Sweet revenge!

      Nov 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FStratford
      FStratford

      Ryan will start losing elections from now on… that’s my fearless prediction…

      Nov 14, 2012 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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