Congress reintroduces domestic partner benefits legislation

11/21/2011 | Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.)

A measure to provide domestic partner benefits to the same-sex partners of federal workers has been introduced in the House and Senate. A similar bill was voted out of committee in both chambers in the previous session of Congress, but never got a floor vote. Among the current legislation's 53 House co-sponsors are out Reps. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Barney Frank, D-Mass., Jared Polis, D-Colo., and David Cicilline, D-R.I. Senate co-sponsors are Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and Susan Collins, R- Maine.

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