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Michael Nutter on Civil Rights

 


Supports equal benefits for gays and lesbians

Mayor Nutter will sign Bill No. 110057, the Equal Benefits Bill. [The bill requires] "contractors accepting service contracts from the City of Philadelphia of $250,000 or more must extend the same employment benefits to life partners of its employees that is extended to spouses of married employees."

Since its introduction in February, the bill had been amended several times, and in many ways it has become more liberal. For instance, the expansion of benefits do not just include health benefits, as written in the original language, but "all other benefits employers offer to spouses of married employees," will be "offered to life partners as well." The language also changed the definitive "man" and "woman" to "two people who share the same gender identity."

Source: Mayoral press release & Randy LoBasso in Philadelphia Weekly , Dec 9, 2011

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