MORE

City of Miami Unanimously Passes Domestic Partnership Ordinace

Today, the City of Miami Commission took a tiny little step in the right direction towards equality by unanimously passing a Domestic Partnership Ordinance, 5-0. The new policy will only effect City employees by extending health care benefits to their same-sex partners and children in a similar matter to married couples. Employees of Miami-Beach, North Miami and Miami-Dade County already enjoy similar domestic partnership benefits. 


"Providing employment benefits, including healthcare, to the domestic partners of our City of Miami employees is a common sense idea that has been far too long in coming. This is nothing more than treating people equally. I am proud to say our City is doing the right thing," said Commissioner Marc Sarnoff in a statement. 

It's quite commendable that the measure got the support of all five commissioners, and passed with little controversy. 

In related news, Anita Bryant is still an old woman who lives in Oklahoma with a penchant for tacky jackets


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >