Colorado Senate Moves Same-Sex Health Benefits Bill to Floor

colorado_state_capitol_blg“The partners of gay and lesbian state workers would be able to get health insurance coverage under a bill given initial backing by the Senate on Monday. The measure (Senate Bill 88) would add domestic partners to the list of dependents eligible for coverage. Same-sex partners who have been in a committed partnership with a state employee for at least a year would qualify as a domestic partner.” [AP]

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3 Comments

  • Sebbe

    While this is positive news, I am always taken aback and think. How can they say yes we need this, this is the right thing to do for our state employees and subsequently either ignore or vote against legislation that would extend those same rights to the private sector?

    Of course there is always a double standard between the public and private sector, but just saying.

  • Phoenix (Not Supporting Hawaii With My Filthy Queer $$$$ While On My Vacation)

    What do you expect from the people who joined Teddy-Bear Haggard’s anti-queer mega-church? Enlightenment?

  • KPC

    What’s with all these bills with some sort of time component? I could marry a complete stranger and that person would have all the rights of marriage. And how do they prove it anyway?

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