Senate Advances Bill On Same-Sex Benefits For Gov't Workers

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT) -- On the heels of President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, a Senate committee Wednesday advanced bipartisan legislation that would grant additional health benefits to domestic partners of federal employees.

Sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act would extend benefits involving medical coverage, retirement, disability, long-term care and worker’s compensation to same-sex partners of federal workers.

Such perks are offered by 24 states and 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and senators suggested the federal government...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.