Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Equal benefits

Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that will require all businesses that have contracts in excess of $100,000 with the state to provide benefits to the same-sex partners of gay and lesbian employees. The Equal Benefits law was authored by Democratic Senator Christine Kehoe, a lesbian, and received the enthusiastic support of the gay lobby.

“The state’s tax dollars earned by hardworking Californians should not be invested in companies that unfairly discriminate against LGBT people and their families,” said Roland Palencia, Executive Director of Equality California, the largest statewide homosexual activist organization. “We are grateful to have Governor Brown and Senator Kehoe continuing the fight for the rights of all California workers.”
Equality California claims that “thousands of businesses and other entities” offer benefits to homosexual partners as a direct result of similar laws at the local level in California and other states, “including automobile companies, most airlines and many Fortune 500 companies.”

Great news!

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