The statewide LGBT advocacy group created an action letter that people can sign online and send to commissioners.
Equality Texas Interim Executive Director Chuck Smith said offering DP benefits has become a standard practice.
“It’s what people in the real world, real businesses in the real world, do in order to attract and retain good employees to where it’s not a big step,” he said. “It’s not going out on a limb for municipalities and counties to start doing this.”
Dallas County would become the third county to approve the benefits after Travis and El Paso counties.
County Judge Clay Jenkins and Commissioner Elba Garcia are working on a plan to offer the benefits despite the lack of support from a regional government partner agency. A Commissioners Court vote is expected in the next few months.