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Wisc. County Pushes Gay Benefits

Dane County, in Madison, Wisconsin, voted to required companies that it works with to give their employees domestic partner benefits. The county already has benefits for their employees. “It will be another reason to be proud to work in Dane County,” said Sup. Kyle Richmond, the primary sponsor of the bill. Kudos Kyle!

By:           Ryan Davis
On:           Sep 19, 2008
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  • 5 Comments
    • Larkin
      Larkin

      Yay! Let’s here it for my adopted state!

      Sep 19, 2008 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy Peters
      Andy Peters

      Not to kill the buzz, Larkin, but it’s not your adopted state that should get praise. Your adopted state voted to ban gay marriage. But, definitely, let’s hear it for Madison and Dane County, a shining liberal oasis in an otherwise depressing quagmire of backwoods thinking. (Former Wisconsinite here. I love my old home but nowadays, when I go back to visit, I look around and think “When did Wisconsin become the Deep South? That’s not how I remember it growing up.”)

      Sep 19, 2008 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larkin
      Larkin

      You killed the buzz. I am not Wisconsin. I enjoy this state and I enjoy living in Madison — tho it IS NOT the oasis some would say. And by leaving the state, are you not partly responsible for its “depressing quagmire of backwoods thinking”?

      Sep 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy Peters
      Andy Peters

      I know, I know. But the quagmire was sucking me in. Madison may not be an oasis but you gotta admit it’s certainly more gay-friendly than most locales in the state.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Farrin
      Farrin

      So would this include the largest employer…UWM? I’m a Chicago resident that longs for the slower pace of a progressive place like Madison. But I get so disgusted every time I try to convince myself to look for jobs with UWM. How can you be as “progressive” as most say of Madison and still not provide exceptional DP benefits? Chicago is the only “oasis” of the midwest…head for the coasts I say! :)

      Sep 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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