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Q: "benefits given to same-sex partners" ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: "benefits given to same-sex partners"
Category: Relationships and Society > Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual
Asked by: mel79-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 22 Sep 2003 10:34 PDT
Expires: 22 Oct 2003 10:34 PDT
Question ID: 259108
What U.S. companies grant benefits to their employee's same-sex
partner and where can I find the most recent information regarding
this topic?
Subject: Re: "benefits given to same-sex partners"
Answered By: missy-ga on 22 Sep 2003 11:55 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi Mel,

According to the Human Rights Campaign, 5,819 US employers offer
health benefits for domestic partners:

Domestic Partner Benefits

They are broken down as follows:

Fortune 500 Companies (199)

Private Sector Employers (5255)

Colleges & Universities (189)

State Governments (10)

Local Governments and Quasi-Governmental Agencies (162)

The data is organized alphabetically by employer name, and includes
city and state, whether domestic partner benefits apply for same sex
only couples or also include opposite sex couples, and the year the
company began offering domestic partner benefits.

The Human Rights Campaign's Worknet regularly tracks workplace issues
dealing with discrimination based on gender identity and sexual
orientation, and includes daily news updates, a searchable database to
locate employers with GLBT-friendly policies, and information about
how to get your employer to consider offering domestic partner
benefits.  This is easily the best source for the most current
information on the subject.

Hope this helps!  If you need additional information, please just ask
for clarification.  I'll be happy to assist you further.


Search terms: [ "domestic partner benefits" ]

Clarification of Answer by missy-ga on 22 Sep 2003 11:56 PDT
My apologies, I neglected to include the direct link to the HRC's Worknet:

The Human Rights Campaign - Worknet

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