Four LGBT advocates spoke at a DART board meeting on Tuesday evening to encourage the agency to offer domestic partner benefits, but discussion of the topic was delayed until August. And a new DART board member refused to say whether she supported DP benefits.
Amanda Moreno Cross was nominated for the DART board by Councilwomen Monica Alonzo, Pauline Medrano and Delia Jasso. After the meeting, Cross said it was her first meeting and declined to comment on whether she supports equal benefits for the transit authority’s employees.
Transgender activist Pam Curry addressed the board wearing a sign that read: “I was born gay. Were you born hateful?”
“Once again, you have put off DP benefits,” she told the board. “Even our federal employees and military get benefits.”