May 21, 2009
Federal domestic partner benefits legislation is reintroduced in both houses of Congress
The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act (DPBO) was introduced yesterday in the Senate and House. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in the House and Sens. Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in the Senate, would provide benefits for same-sex domestic partners of federal civilian employees on the same basis as spousal benefits. These benefits would include participation in applicable retirement programs, life and health insurance benefits, and family and medical leave. A Lieberman press release is available here. Information based on previously introduced versions of the legislation is available from the Human Rights Campaign.
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