Tag: domestic partners

Dallas County unlikely to add DP benefits

County Judge Clay Jenkins Faced with a $35 million budget shortfall, Dallas County is unlikely to begin offering benefits to the domestic partners of gay and lesbian employees as part of its 2012 budget, a county spokeswoman...

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HHS announces plan to improve LGBT health

Move comes following release of study detailing ‘research gaps and opportunities’ related to LGBTs and healthcare LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced...

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News flash: Jim Foster is gay!

County Judge Jim Foster auditioned for an endorsement from Stonewall Democrats’ of Dallas this year, but he didn’t receive it. Openly gay Dallas County Judge Jim Foster left office over the weekend, “as quietly...

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Eureka Springs adds DP benefits for city workers

(From Eureka Pride on Facebook) Eureka Springs, Ark., long known as a gay tourist destination, has become the first city in the state to offer health benefits to the domestic partners of municipal employees, according to a press...

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LGBTs have a choice to vote Republican

The midterm election cycle presents many options for gays and lesbians all across the country: whether to pull the lever for a party that claims to stand for equality while defending “don’t ask, don’t tell” in court, a party...

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FW adds partner, pension benefits for LGBT workers

HR Commissioner Thomas says Community Relations Department cuts won’t impair enforcement of nondiscrimination ordinance Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH — After months of a contentious budget...

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ACLU sues Alaska over same-sex property taxes

MARY PEMBERTON  |  Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 3 challenging the way property taxes are assessed for households headed by same-sex couples. State...

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DART accused of transphobia

Judge reversed order after transit agency fought longtime employee’s gender-marker change last year John Wright | News Editor wright@dallasvoice.com TRANS FRIENDLY? | Judge Lynn Cherry, right, is shown alongside drag...

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