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May-21-96

Expanded Domestic Partner Benefits Proposed in San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano has proposed legislation to force contractors doing business with the city to provide the same benefits to domestic partners of employees as it does to married spouses. Ammiano planned to introduce the ordinance on Monday (5-20) at the City's board meeting; after that, the ordinance will go through public hearings and onto the city attorney's office. Ammiano's ordinance would include extending health care insurance, retirement packages, child care, disability benefits, and family and bereavement leave to domestic partners of employees of city contractors. In 1992, San Francisco adopted a law allowing same-sex partners to register as domestic partners, extending benefits to partners of city workers.

Media Resources: The San Francisco Examiner - May 20, 1996