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Tell Columbus, Ohio: Same-Sex Partners of City Employees Deserve Benefits

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In 1998, the Columbus, Ohio City Council tried to adopt a measure that would have allowed the city to extend health insurance benefits to the same-sex partners of municipal employees. Introduced by council members who thought the measure would help make Columbus more competitive, not to mention move the city in the direction of equality, the legislation caught the ire of some anti-gay activists who petitioned to have the bill stopped. Scared council members backed off, and twelve years later, there's still no domestic partnership benefits system in Columbus.

But that may all be about to change.

Legislation that could go before the City Council as early as Monday would enact a form of domestic partnerships for LGBT employees of the city. That means that same-sex partners of city employees would be able to obtain health insurance from the city, and it would place the municipal government of Columbus squarely in line with some of the city's largest employers -- Ohio State University, Nationwide Insurance -- which currently offer domestic partnership benefits.

Send the Columbus City Council a message that passing this bill is the right thing to do.

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