New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine must have talked some sense into United Parcel Service.
The mail giant came under fire after denying Garden State employees the same benefits as their straight colleagues. Now Allen Hill, UPS human resources VP, backtracked via press release:
Based on an initial legal review when New Jersey’s law was enacted, it did not appear that a ‘civil union’ and ‘marriage’ were equivalent. Over the past week, however, we have received clear guidance that at least in New Jersey, the state truly views civil union partners as married. We’ve heard that loud and clear from state officials and we’re happy to make this change.
And, we’re sure, avoid even more scandal.
It would’ve actually been better in the long run to have UPS deny benefits (and stick to it) in NJ as activists fighting for gay rights could’ve shown that civil unions will not be respected the same way gay marriage would. Separate but equal never is equal.
My thoughts exactly Stenar
Happy, my ass.
Brown got a lesson from the governor, that’s all.
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