Pittsburgh Makes Contractors Offer Domestic-Partner Benefits

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that will require large city contractors to offer benefits to domestic partners of their employees.

The ordinance, sponsored by Democratic Councilman Bruce Kraus, amends the city code to mandate that service providers inking contracts of more than $250,000 with the city provide the same benefits to domestic partners that they give to the spouses of employees.

The ordinance emphasized that equality of benefits serves a range of aims, including improving the attractiveness of the city’s businesses to...
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