BREAKING: El Paso votes to reinstate DP benefits

Posted on 14 Jun 2011 at 3:20pm

Following a two-hour public hearing, the El Paso City Council voted 5-4 this afternoon to reinstate domestic partner benefits for city employees.

About 20 people spoke during a public hearing on the proposal introduced by Mayor John Cook, who broke a 4-4 tie with his vote.

The ordinance that passed today supersedes a ballot initiative approved by voters in November that would have stripped DP benefits effective Aug. 1.

 

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