5 Reasons Employers Must Keep Domestic Partner Benefits

Law360, San Diego (August 30, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT) -- With same-sex marriage now legal in New York and a handful of other states in the U.S., some employers may be tempted to eliminate their domestic partner benefit programs, but employment law experts say there are still a number of reasons to keep them in place.

After Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that gay and lesbian couples could get married in 2004, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of the largest employers in the state, was among the businesses that decided to discontinue its domestic partner benefits...
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